# Incorrect evaluation of expression? [duplicate]

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How can I work around this TikZ bug?

I am plotting points on function f(x)=1-x^2/2+x^4/16. Obviously f(x)=-f(x), but PGF does not think so.

\documentclass{minimal}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\tikz{
\draw[very thin, gray] (-2,0) grid (2,2);
\draw[->] (-2.2,0) -- (2.2,0) node[right] {$x$};
\draw[->] (0,-.2) -- (0,2.2) node[right] {$y$};
\def\wExpr{1-.5*(\x^2)+(1/16.)*(\x^4)}     %%%%% <<<
\foreach\x in {-1.9,-1.3,-.8,-.2,.4,.9,1.5,2.0}{
\fill (\x,{\wExpr}) circle (2pt);
}
}
\end{document}

What am I missing?

PS: I am able to work around it with abs around the exponentiation, but why does this work?

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