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2011-05-18 03:22:39 -0500 asked a question evaluating inverse erf

Hi - The code below results in an expression, y, involving the inverse erf function i.e. exp(sqrt(2) inverse_erf(1/2)) which is approximately 1.96 according to another mathematical package. I tried to get a numerical value for y using y.n() but that crashes. Can anyone please advise how to evaluate such symbolic expressions?

var('z,t')
PDF = exp(-x^2 /2)/sqrt(2*pi)
integralExpr = integrate(PDF,x,z,oo).subs(z==log(t))
y = solve(integralExpr==z,t)[0].rhs().subs(z==1/4)    
y