[Maxima] Solve function returns %rX symbols
l.butler at ed.ac.uk
Tue Nov 23 06:40:15 CST 2010
On Tue, 23 Nov 2010, Gus Ishere wrote:
< Running the command:
< solve([c=r*x^2+s*y^2+s*w^2, 0=x*(l+2*s), 0=y*(l+2)] , [x,y,c,l]);
< produces output like:
< I was unable to find documentation on what the values %r1 , etc. represent. My guess was that they are real numbers. I tried ev to evaluate them or to_float, but this didn't show any value.
See section 21.1 of the Maxima manual, or in the online help query
These are arbitrary constants in the solution.
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