# [SciPy-user] Can SciPy compute ln(640320**3 + 744)/163**.5 to 30 places?

Dick Moores rdm at rcblue.com
Sun Jan 21 21:18:50 CST 2007

```Sorry, I replied to the wrong post. What I really want to see is how
to use clnum to do (5/23)**(2/27).

Thanks,

Dick Moores

At 07:07 PM 1/21/2007, you wrote:
>At 12:03 PM 1/15/2007, you wrote:
> >On 1/15/07, Dick Moores <rdm at rcblue.com> wrote:
> > > Of, course! I forgot about integer division. Thanks, Vincent and Darren.
> > >
> > > But I still don't get the precision:
> > > ==========================
> > > # clnumTest3-c.py
> > > from __future__ import division
> > > import clnum as n
> > > n.set_default_precision(40)
> > > print repr(n.exp(n.log(5/23)*2/7))
> > > =========================
> > > gets mpf('0.6466073240654112295',17)
> > >
> > > How come?
> >
> >Because you shoulnd't use
> >
> >from __future__ import division
> >
> >in this case, since that will turn 5/23 into a plain float, with
> >64-bit accuracy (well, 53 bits for the mantissa, really).
> >
> >In [3]: n.set_default_precision(50)
> >
> >In [4]: n.exp(n.log(n.mpq(5,23)*n.mpq(2,7)))
> >Out[4]:
> >mpf('0.06211180124223602484472049689440993788819875776397515527949',55)
> >
> >or alternatively:
> >
> >In [7]: n.exp(n.log(n.mpq('5/23')*n.mpq('2/7')))
> >Out[7]:
> >mpf('0.06211180124223602484472049689440993788819875776397515527949',55)
>
>I hadn't checked this until now, but I used the Python interactive prompt:
>  >>>from __future__ import division
>  >>>(5/23)**(2/7)
>0.64660732406541122
>
>And double checked it with the Windows calculator:
>0.64660732406541123462639015242381
>
>Why the discrepancy?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Dick Moores
>
>
>
>
>
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