[Maxima] [Newbie] expansion of a function as a power series

Richard Fateman fateman at EECS.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Jul 25 21:00:41 CDT 2007

----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Lakeland <dlakelan at street-artists.org>
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:36 pm
> You compute the nth derivative of your function and evaluate it at the
> expansion point, then divide by n!

This is extremely unlikely to be more computationally efficiently.  More likely it will be exponentially more expensive than the method used by taylor   (computing in a truncated power series domain).   Computing implicit  power series by the powerseries command uses quite different tools.

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