[Maxima] Maxima: simplification function error message.
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Tue Sep 11 10:05:34 CDT 2007
Calling "string" on random stuff is probably using a lot of memory
unnecessarily. Can't you come up with a better metric for the size of an
expression? Like just length?
Randomly thrashing an expression with simplification programs is going to
use a lot of time and memory, and adding more memory may work, or may just
allow the program to run longer before running out.
Better may be to take very small pieces of an expression and simplify them
one at a time.
But then of course you do not get the "global" simplification you may want.
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