Wondering about Domingo's Rational Mean book
urner at alumni.princeton.edu
Wed May 31 18:01:37 CEST 2000
"Iain Davidson" <Sttscitrans at tesco.net> wrote:
>The advantage of standard CFs is that they produce all
>best approximations. The mean method for cbrt(2)-1 misses
>131/ 504, for example.
Domingo presents several algorithms based on the
rational mean. His Rational Process ARP-2b, for
example, _does_ pick up the fraction you mention
i.e. 635/504 for cbrt(2) or 131/504 for cbrt(2)-1.
There's more source code in another branch of this
thread over at comp.lang.python, for those of you
interested in computerizing continued fractions etc.
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