[Numpy-discussion] Don't call e Euler's constant.

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Wed Mar 11 10:39:05 CDT 2009


Traditionally, Euler's constant is 0.57721 56649 01532 86060 65120 90082
40243 10421 59335 93992... see
wikipedia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%E2%80%93Mascheroni_constant>.
The constant e is sometimes called Euler's number -- shouldn't that be
Napier or Bernoulli in a pc world -- but I think e is more universally
understood and the distinction between "constant" and "number" is rather
obscure.

Chuck
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