[Maxima] Strange behavior of atom()
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Tue Jan 9 11:34:34 CST 2007
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> From: maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu [mailto:maxima-
> bounces at math.utexas.edu] On Behalf Of Kostas Oikonomou
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 8:37 AM
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> Subject: [Maxima] Strange behavior of atom()
> It seems to me that the documentation not consistent with these results.
> Or am I missing something?
Yes. You are missing "evaluation." Try typing sin(2.0) and see if it looks
like an atom to you. Try sin(3/2), also.
Is 2+2 an atom? If you first compute 4, then it is an atom.
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