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anonymous

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Hi, I'm working on problem set 4 problem 4. How do I get my loop to keep running unless it is between epsilon and -epsilon?

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  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    while minus epsilon < something < epsilon: keep doing stuff http://docs.python.org/tutorial/introduction.html#first-steps-towards-programming http://docs.python.org/reference/compound_stmts.html#while

  2. anonymous
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    Wouldn't it be more accurate to say : while something >epsilon or something <-epsilon:? That's how I solved it anyway. while -epsilon > something > epsilon: runs but always gives me the first guess.

  3. maitre_kaio
    • 4 years ago
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    You are right, I think bwCA made a slight mistake while typing. His test should be: while abs(something) > epsilon: keep doing stuff The idea is to continue until we have a value close enough to the exact solution.

  4. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.

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