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

Chris Colbert sccolbert@gmail....
Wed Mar 11 10:54:44 CDT 2009


as long as we all agree that e has a value of 2.71828 18284 59045 23536, its
just a matter of semantics.

the constant you reference is indicated by greek lower gamma

Chris

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Charles R Harris <
charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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