Hey!
I'm having a little problem with a program I'm trying to write in Dr Scheme
I wrote
(define (vectornorm t n s)
(sqrt (+ (expt t 2) (expt n 2) (expt s 2)) 1/2))
But it gives error in the square root part. Can anyone help me?
Scheme  Sqrt not working
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Re: Scheme  Sqrt not working
Posted 17 May 2008  06:20 PM
im sure you've already figured this out by now, really simple mistake. but just in case: sqrt takes 1 argument. seems to me that you meant to do (expt value1 1/2) to do the sqrt for you.
the fix is obvious, but im gonna post this to see if the forum does syntax highlighting for scheme
also, i dont know if you had completed the function yet, but your code seems to produce the magnitude rather than a normalized vector
the fix is obvious, but im gonna post this to see if the forum does syntax highlighting for scheme
(define (vectornorm t n s) (sqrt (+ (expt t 2) (expt n 2) (expt s 2)))
also, i dont know if you had completed the function yet, but your code seems to produce the magnitude rather than a normalized vector
This post has been edited by fluxion: 17 May 2008  06:21 PM
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Re: Scheme  Sqrt not working
Posted 18 May 2008  02:09 AM
fluxion, on 17 May, 2008  06:20 PM, said:
im sure you've already figured this out by now, really simple mistake. but just in case: sqrt takes 1 argument. seems to me that you meant to do (expt value1 1/2) to do the sqrt for you.
the fix is obvious, but im gonna post this to see if the forum does syntax highlighting for scheme
also, i dont know if you had completed the function yet, but your code seems to produce the magnitude rather than a normalized vector
the fix is obvious, but im gonna post this to see if the forum does syntax highlighting for scheme
(define (vectornorm t n s) (sqrt (+ (expt t 2) (expt n 2) (expt s 2)))
also, i dont know if you had completed the function yet, but your code seems to produce the magnitude rather than a normalized vector
you're right. when i looked at it again i found my mistake immediately, but thanks anyway!
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