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Comment on “Computational periodicity as observed in a simple system,” by Edward N. Lorenz (2006a)


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Systems of ordinary differential equations that exhibit chaotic responses have yet to be correctly integrated. So far no ‘convergent’ computational results have been determined for chaotic differential equations. Various computed numbers are not solutions of the continuous differential equations; all chaotic responses are simply numerical noise and have nothing to do with the solutions of differential equations. It would be an exciting contribution if a convergent computed chaotic solution for a Lorenz model could be obtained.