[Maxima] simp:false after load(unit)
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 19:37:50 CDT 2009
On 6/28/09, Douglas A Edmunds <dae at douglasedmunds.com> wrote:
> I am using wxMaxima. I find that if simp:false then
> I can get a 'natural display' of the entry. The order
> of variables is not jumbled,
Well, Maxima orders variables in + and * expressions to get
a canonical representation. But many people seem to prefer
an ordering which is just the opposite of what Maxima chooses.
Try powerdisp:true --- the displayed order of variables might
be more suitable that way.
> and values (such as 25^2) remain
> as 25^2.
> I find this very helpful to verify the accuracy of the entry.
> Apparently simp:false won't always work.
> Is there some other alternative way to do this?
See this message: http://www.math.utexas.edu/pipermail/maxima/2008/013997.html
which defines a "super-quoting" function superq, which protects
an expression from simplification as well as evaluation.
e.g. superq(1 + 1) => superq(1 + 1) (not simplified to 2).
The original motivation was to protect expressions for TeX output ---
there is probably a way to wedge superq into the wxMaxima
display system but I don't know how.
Hope this helps,
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