Michel Van den Bergh
michel.vandenbergh at uhasselt.be
Wed Jan 17 08:24:35 CST 2007
Stavros Macrakis wrote:
> On 1/16/07, Robert Dodier <robert.dodier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 1/16/07, Richard Fateman <fateman at eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> > I'm not arguing about the use of meval internal to Maxima.
>> > I think it is a mistake to use the maxima command ev(...)
>> > unless there is no alternative.
> More precisely, I think what is being talked about is using ev to
> substitute particular values in expressions, for example ev(..., a=3)
> instead of subst(3,a,...). The temptation is strong of course because
> of the convenient command line syntax "..., a=3".
>> I think ?resimplify is the function to call.
>> There isn't a function named simplify.
> The Maxima-level equivalent of resimplify is precisely
> expand(...,0.0). I suppose it would make sense to predefine
> resimplify as that. On the other hand, I think it would be a bad idea
> to call it "simplify", which implies that it does something other than
> what the system does automatically.
Maybe because of that there is not much point in defining it.... It thought
that working out bfloat(...) was a simplification but it has been
pointed out to me that
it is not.
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