[Maxima] single quote
l.butler at ed.ac.uk
Mon Oct 5 10:00:36 CDT 2009
On Mon, 5 Oct 2009, Wilhelm Haager wrote:
< Maxima distinguishes between "evaluation" and "simplification";
< Arithmetic computations are a simplification, not an evaluation.
< Thus, sin(1.0) simplifies to the numerical result,
< regardless of the single quote operator.
I doubt that simplifying sin(1.0) to a floating point value is an
arithmetic computation, but I take your point.
< Simplification can be supressed by setting the (undocumented?)
< flag "simp" to false.
Thanks, but this is quite drastic.
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