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bio website paulengstler.com
location Germany
age 18
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seen Jul 6 '13 at 22:27

% whoami
paul

% echo ~paul
/home/paul/

% echo /home/paul/paulengstler.com/index.txt
Hi! I'm Paul Engstler.
I explore, design, code and study psychology.

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comment Why does the solution of a Pell's equation equal zero?
Yes, I tested it some minutes later with pow. That worked. I know that "^" exists in other languages. But whatever. Thank you. :)
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accepted Why does the solution of a Pell's equation equal zero?
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comment Why does the solution of a Pell's equation equal zero?
Thank you! It really seems like the precision arithmetic is the problem here. My little C++ program also confirmed me that the result is 1. However, it's always nice to learn things. And this time I learned: Don't trust Google or the calculator for big numbers. ;)
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12
comment Why does the solution of a Pell's equation equal zero?
I just tested it with Python and my calculator. Python fails completely (probably it misinterprets the results data type) and my calculator shows 0. I'm going to test it now with C++.
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