# Re: Just Found a Website That's Priceless

From: | Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...> |

Date: | Wednesday, October 23, 2002, 19:17 |

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Johansson" <and_yo@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: Just Found a Website That's Priceless
> John Cowan wrote:
> >Dennis Paul Himes scripsit:
> >
> > > There was just a thread about this on sci.math, only with

radians
> >and
> > > 0.739085133215.
> >
> >IIRC this is much slower.
>
> It is. Starting on 1 dot something required a couple dozen

reiterations
> 'fore it reached the attractor (to the precision of my calculator).

Using MS Windows 2000 Scientific Calculator, I reached
0.73908513321516064165531208767387 in 178 iterations from
0.9998477415310881129598107686798 .
> Oh, and someday I'd like to see the list of all subjects that've never

been
> discussed on Conlang. I imagine it to be frighteningly short.
>
> Andreas
>
> > The attractor of sin is 0, but it takes the
> >patience of Job to get all the way there.

20 iterations from 90 using degrees. Forever using radians. (same
calculator). This depends on the presition of the calculator: a
calculator with inf decimal places will never reach the limit, even for
cos(x) in radians.
The attractor, if any, should be when f(x)=x. For tan this should also
be 0, but it diverges (in radianas, it converges in degrees).
-- Carlos Th