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*Subject*: **Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^**

*From*:**"Andreas J. Guelzow" <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>***To*: office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org*Date*: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:01:16 -0700

On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 15:45 -0500, David A. Wheeler wrote: > Rob Weir, regarding 0^0: > > 1) If current ODF-supporting applications (OpenOffice, KSpread, Excel, > > Symphony, Gnumeric, Google Spreadsheets, etc.) agree on a value, then we > > should document it that way. > > I don't think there's agreement. OpenOffice3, and traditional math, say > that 0^0 is 1. Excel 2003 says 0^0 is an error. > > > 2) If there is no agreement in current spreadsheet usage, then indicate > > that it is "implementation-defined" or "undefined." > > I think we can be narrower than that. Specifically, I think it can be > implementation-defined, but only permit a narrow set of options (e.g., 1 or Error). > I am really having a problem with these statements that "traditional math" says that 0^0 is 1. Could you please cite some references!? Note that programs such as Mathematica and maxima yields errors when asked to calculate 0^0. Andreas

**References**:**Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Andreas J Guelzow <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Andreas J Guelzow <aguelzow@math.concordia.ab.ca>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*robert_weir@us.ibm.com

**Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^***From:*"David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>

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