[Maxima] Switching off follow-up questions?

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Sat May 12 19:48:41 CDT 2007


We are working on integrating Maxima into a student homework system.  
One odd issue we ran into is that if the student enters a variable  
that is not defined, under certain circumstances, Maxima starts  
asking following questions, for example:

(%i2) overlap: integrate((6*cos(9*x)+6*sin(8*x))*(j-x),x,-%pi,%pi)/%pi;
Is  j  positive, negative, or zero?

- that's an excellent question, but doesn't work for us, since we are  
not running interactively. Is there a way to tell Maxima to just  
throw an error?


- Gerd.
Gerd Kortemeyer, Ph.D.
Michigan State University

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