[Maxima] constants, simplification, numerical evaluation
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 10:16:15 CDT 2008
On 3/15/08, Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> if we prefer exp(x) to %e^x, I think there are lots of consequences like %e
> becomes exp(1), and subst(2,%e,%e^x) results in exp(x), not 2^x. And maybe
> stuff like sqrt(x) becomes exp(1/2*log(x)). Also sqrt(%e) has 2 values, but
> exp(1/2) has only one.
Suppressing the simplification exp(x) --> %e^x doesn't imply any of this stuff.
The only one of the examples above that might come into play is
subst(2,%e,%e^x) --- if we put in place %e^x --> exp(x) then, yes,
that substitution would fail. I'm not losing sleep over it.
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