[Maxima] ratsimp vs facsum, documentation error?
harald at lefant.net
Fri Aug 7 16:28:52 CDT 2009
Since nobody replied so far, please submit the issue to the
bug tracking system. It would be a pity if it got lost.
> Maxima documentation about "facsum" writes:
> " With no variable specification, for example facsum (expr), the result
> returned is the same as that returned by ratsimp (expr). "
> Let's try:
> (%i1) expr: a*b*x^3+a*c*x^3;
> (%o1) a*c*x^3+a*b*x^3
> (%i2) ratsimp(expr);
> (%o2) (a*c+a*b)*x^3
> (%i3) facsum(expr);
> (%o3) a*(c+b)*x^3
> Hope this will be useful for documentation update. I think that the it would
> be greatly improved by adding to each topic few meaningful examples, without
> many words.
> Mario M.
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