[Tutor] Complex roots

Dick Moores rdm at rcblue.com
Mon Dec 13 05:50:05 CET 2004

Thanks for the sobering advice, and for the two sites I knew nothing 
about. So there's a SciPy!


Tim Peters wrote at 20:37 12/12/2004:
> > Are these "numerical approximation methods" pythonically possible?
>Of course, but coding general-purpose root finders-- even if "general"
>is limited to just polynomials --requires mathematical and numeric
>expertise.  If it interests you, there are book-length treatments of
>the subject, and there's really no easy reliable approach.  Good
>online sources for numeric algorithms include:
>     http://www.netlib.org/
>Just Googling on
>     polynomial roots Python
>will point you to
>     http://www.scipy.org/

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