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4.14 number

Numbers are elements from the coefficient ring (or ground ring). They can only be defined or accessed with respect to a basering which determines the coefficient field. See ring declarations for declarations of coefficient fields.

Warning: Beware of the special meaning of the letter e (immediately following a sequence of digits) if the field is real (or complex), Miscellaneous oddities.

4.14.1 number declarations  
4.14.2 number expressions  
4.14.3 number operations  
4.14.4 number related functions