[Maxima] proposal: subscripted local variables
willisb at unk.edu
Mon Mar 5 17:16:29 CST 2007
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>To: "Robert Dodier"
>From: "Stavros Macrakis"
>Sent by: maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu
>Date: 03/05/2007 03:17PM
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>Subject: Re: [Maxima] proposal: subscripted local variables
>What's the motivation for allowing subscripted variables in local variable
>lists? It seems to me that it opens up a bag of worms with no strong
It's my fault. I've been working on a replacement for
newton, newton1, and mnewton. My code constructs a lambda form for
evaluating the Jacobian. I think my original intent was to add
mode_declares to the lambda form and compile it (I know that Maxima
doesn't compile lambda forms, but I was just thinking about
Then I discovered that my code did not allow subscripted variables.
The code was easy to fix, but I think it started Robert thinking.
Maybe I should have re-written my code so that jacobian returns
an matrix expression instead of a lambda form. But I liked the
first approach, so I stuck to it.
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