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The man speaks the truth, but I do get a warning

   2.0^(40.0/1.5)
   Runtime warning (func=(main), adr=18): non-zero scale in exponent
   67108864.00000000000000000000
Apparently the ^ function only works with integer powers. The exponential and natural log functions work as expected

http://www.johndcook.com/blog/2010/07/14/bc-math-library/

   keith@xeon4:~$ bc -l
   e(l(2)*(40.0/1.5))
   106528681.30999083085437360438
nice example.



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