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## Re: algebraic manipulator in octave

**From**: |
Willem Atsma |

**Subject**: |
Re: algebraic manipulator in octave |

**Date**: |
Tue, 24 Feb 2004 09:06:22 +0100 |

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 18:20:04 -0500, "Paul Kienzle"
<address@hidden> said:
>* *
>* On Feb 21, 2004, at 3:15 PM, Arnau Mir wrote:*
>* *
>* > Hello.*
>* >*
>* > Can I use octave as algebraic manipulator?*
>* > For example, can I make with octave the following:*
>* >*
>* > a x^2+b x+c=0*
>* >*
>* > and octave responses a solution as a function of a,b c?*
If you are restricting yourself to polynomials, you should be able to do
with extracting the coefficients and simple derivative math. Have a look
at sym2poly and poly2sym and perhaps symfsolve.
I once thought I might start on a more generic solver for polynomials but
found an easier solution.
Willem
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