[Maxima] I want to tell maxima (-1)^0.33333333333333=-1, what should i do?
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 00:41:22 CST 2009
On 2/18/09, Andrej Vodopivec <andrej.vodopivec at gmail.com> wrote:
> The plot2d function will set numer flat to true which causes the plot
> to fail.
I've come to the conclusion that plot2d (via COERCE-FLOAT-FUN)
is actually trying too hard to get a numerical result;
binding numer to true causes some expressions to fail to
simplify, therefore making it harder to get a number.
I have a modification of COERCE-FLOAT-FUN (which applies numer
a little differently) which seemed to help. I';ll revisit this topic over the
weekend and we';ll see if it's any improvement.
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