[Maxima] Maxima lists and the delete function

Robert Dodier robert.dodier at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 10:01:59 CDT 2009

On 3/25/09, Jaime Villate <villate at fe.up.pt> wrote:

> (%i4) rest(a+b+c+d+e);
> (%o4)                  d + c + b + a
> How can I prevent the simplification of the sum in %i4 in order to get
> b+c+d+e in %o4?

"+" expressions are displayed in the reverse of the canonical order
by default. You can change that via the global flag powerdisp.

powerdisp : true;
 => a + b + c + d + e
rest (%);
 => b + c + d + e

powerdisp is only a display flag; it doesn't affect simplification.


Robert Dodier

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