[Maxima] Feature request [Plain text]
rvh2007 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 21 17:05:04 CDT 2008
Are you using xMaxima or the command line Maxima or wxMaxima as the interface to Maxima? I tried it in xMaxima and it worked, but it locks up wxMaxima.
The main reason for this request is aesthetic. I like the wxMaxima feature where you can right click an output line and copy it "as image". This is great for web pages but you have to use wxMaxima. This feature is not available to my knowledge in xMaxima, so makesimp is not a better presentation of the answer if it does not work in wxMaxima. In this simple case I can just turn off simp and retype the output in the desired order and then get a pretty picture. If the result was complicated then I can probably come up with my own way of rewriting automatically. It is not just order, there are sometimes more than one "correct" answer. A^2 - B^2 is not better than
(A-B) (A+B) or worse because that depends on the context.
Here is a really good example. Showing the steps to get the answer instead of just giving it to you in a single step. That is hard to do.
From: "Stavros Macrakis" <macrakis at alum.mit.edu>
To: "Richard Hennessy" <rvh2007 at comcast.net>
Cc: "Maxima List" <maxima at math.utexas.edu>, "S. Newhouse" <sen1 at math.msu.edu>
Date: Mon, Apr-21-2008 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Maxima] Feature request
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 4:24 PM, Richard Hennessy <rvh2007 at comcast.net> wrote:
Can you undo this?
I assume you mean "given an expression constructed with makesimp, can I have it resimplified the normal way"? The answer is yes:
resimplify(expr) := expand(expr,0,0)$
ex: qq_reversed(1+x)-1 => 1+x-1
resimplify(ex) => x
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