[Maxima] constant of the form %c, etc...
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Mon Oct 6 08:44:13 CDT 2008
just that it is more likely that the user might accidentally use the name
"k" in some other part of the program, and less likely to use "%k".
There is not a perfect way to avoid such conflicts.
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> Subject: [Maxima] constant of the form %c, etc...
> When solving a differential equation (with ode2 for example);
> maxima use
> constant names such as %k, etc... I do not really understand
> the role of
> the % sign. What is the difference between constants marked as %k in
> comparison with just a letter (k). I know that there are some letters
> (i,e for example) where the %i, %e design a specific known
> constant but
> is there a rule in general.
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