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Ralph Martin

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Mathematica Crashing - Floating Point problem?
Posted: Aug 31, 1996 2:54 AM
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Recently, I have had a problem with Mathematica crashing
when I try to do some graphics, in cases where it worked OK

This is on a PowerPC Mac.

Actual Problem:
If I try to do any sort of ParametricPlot, Mathematica either
crashes, or draws nothing.

Further details:
In the case where nothing is drawn, if you view the graphics
cell as text, you can see that the numbers in the PostScript
are ridiculously large, like 4.32344e432546.

Some new System Software or extension I may have installed
relatively recently may somehow be messing up floating point

Has anyone come across anything like this before, and can you
suggest what might be causing it?



Dr Ralph Martin
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University of Wales, Cardiff Phone: +44 1222 874000 x 5536
PO Box 916, Fax: +44 1222 874598
Cardiff, CF2 3XF, United Kingdom Email:

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