[Maxima] find_root and variable capture?
dlakelan at street-artists.org
Fri Mar 7 13:29:43 CST 2008
Stavros Macrakis wrote:
> I suspect this is the usual quoting issue that has been explained many
> times on this list. I am not sure why it is hard to understand the
> problem -- perhaps because Maxima tolerates shortcuts like
> find_root(sin(x),x,-1,1) in many cases....
Thanks Stavros. I think the problem is not understanding when I need to
quote due to maxima being very tolerant of shortcuts, and the shortcuts
almost always being used in the documentation examples.
I agree that quotation shouldn't be the default. in fact, I think the
opposite, we should never default-quote. However, the documentation
should show examples that show and carefully explain the use of quotation.
I went through my entire script, and converted things like
which seems to have solved some problems, and now my script can plot2d
my function. It also seems to have solved some wrong-answer-producing
code as well...
I would like to contribute some examples to the manual that explain this
issue for find_root, quad_qag, and plot2d. How should I go about it?
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