pow() works but sqrt() not!?

siggi smusnmrNOSPAM at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 4 10:56:43 CET 2007

Thank you Tõnis, both for the link and your patient explanation :-)


"tonisk" <metsakuri at gmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:1167903337.816250.196540 at 51g2000cwl.googlegroups.com...
> >if you want math functions to your current namespace use:
> >>> from math import *What is a "namespace" and what is the difference 
> >>> between ">>>import math"
> and ">>>from math import *" ?

for namespaces read this

import math creates new namespace "math" for names in that module, so
you can acess them by prefixing them with "math", like math.sqrt(9).
from math import * imports all names to your local scope, so you do not
have to prefix them, sqrt(9)


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