Newbie question - Advanced math functions available under Windows?
The Toad
the.toad at trashcanistan.ca
Sat Jul 3 00:31:58 CEST 2004
I'm completely new to Python and just installed it on my Win 2000
machine. I was planning to use it for quick-and-dirty numerical
programming. The sort of thing people did in QuickBasic before DOS
was replaced by Windows.
When I try to use numerical functions like sqrt() or sin(), I get
error messages like
>>> x = sqrt(10)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#0>", line 1, in -toplevel-
x = sqrt(10)
NameError: name 'sqrt' is not defined
>>>
The math module documentation says that these math functions are "thin
wrapers" around the platform C library funtions. This seems to assume
a Unix/Linux system platform.
Does this mean that math functions like sqrt(), etc. are not available
in Python when running on Windows based systems? Thanks in advance.
DB
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