[Tutor] cube root

Chris Fuller cfuller084 at thinkingplanet.net
Tue Jan 20 02:07:38 CET 2009

On Monday 19 January 2009 18:56, col speed wrote:
> Wow! I seem to have caused a great deal of comments!
> I actually am looking to see if a number is a "perfect cube". I will try
> out all the suggestions.
> Thanks a lot.
> Colin

The reliable way to do this is to store a list of cubes.  If the number you 
want to check is not in your list, then compute more cubes until you exceed 
that number.  Unless you are dealing with absurdly huge numbers, this won't 
be very onerous on computing time.


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