[Maxima] genfact, fix, and entier
willisb at unk.edu
Tue Apr 24 10:45:46 CDT 2007
To convert genfact to gamma form, Maxima uses entier
(floor), where Macsyma used ceiling:
Question: Does anybody know why Macsyma changed floor to ceiling
in this conversion?
Question: Maxima has a few calls to 'fix' and 'entier' in the source.
Would it be OK to
(defun $fix (x) (simplify `(($floor) ,x))
and similarly for $entier? I suppose fix could be a speedy alternative
to floor when it's known that the input is a number. I don't favor
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