[Maxima] [Newbie:] How to expand the CONS storage / use ALLOCATE ?

Daniel Lakeland dlakelan at street-artists.org
Thu Jul 12 10:21:17 CDT 2007

On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 10:44:36AM +0200, Schirmacher, Rolf wrote:
> Hello,
> when doing a solve(series = 0, variable) on a Taylor series expression, I
> get the following error:
> Maxima encountered a Lisp error.
> 	Error in MSZ-MPLUS [or a callee]: The storage for CONS is exhausted.
> Currently, 69458 pages are allocated.
> Use ALLOCATE to expand the space.
> Automatically continuing.
> To reenable the Lisp debugger set *debugger-hook* to nil.
> What can I do about it? Any help appreciated.

My experience is that this is usually a bug in maxima that generates
an infinite loop. So expanding storage space only makes the loop take
longer to crash :-)

One thing to try is restart maxima and do your computation from
scratch. Sometimes the bug is triggered by something you did earlier.

Daniel Lakeland
dlakelan at street-artists.org

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