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## ENC: Trouble with symbolic on the Octave

 From: Paulo Roberto Subject: ENC: Trouble with symbolic on the Octave Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:10:27 -0300

I'm studying a discipline where we have to do calculations in Matlab. I preferred to use Octave because it's a free software and the book I use is one about Matlab (Matlab An Introduction with Applications by Amos Gilat).

My OS is Windows 7, the Octave is 4.2.1, the Symbolic Package is 2.5.0 and to implement Symbolic Math, I use the Anaconda Package, which has the version 2.7.13 of Python and 1.0 for SymPy. But since the commands I've quotes are not implemented in Octave, I'll leave them aside and go on...

Thank you very much for your help!

Paulo.
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De: "Doug Stewart" <address@hidden>
Enviada: 2017/06/12 11:35:57
Para: address@hidden
Cc:  address@hidden
Assunto:  Re: Trouble with symbolic on the Octave

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On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Paulo Roberto wrote:
Hello, Doug!

Some examples below:

1)
>> syms x y
>> S=(x^2+x-exp(x))*(x+3)
S = (sym)

/ 2        x\
(x + 3)*\x  + x - e /

>> F=collect(S)
error: 'collect' undefined near line 1 column 3
>>
it was expected F=x^3+4*x^2+(-exp(x)+3)*x-3*exp(x)

2)
>> syms x y
>> S=x*(x*(x-8)+10)-5
S = (sym) x*(x*(x - 8) + 10) - 5
>> SA=simplify(S)
SA = (sym) x*(x*(x - 8) + 10) - 5
>>
it was expected SA=x^3-8*x^2+10*x-5

3)
>> sym x
ans = (sym) x
>> s=(x^3-4*x^2+16*x)/(x^3+64)
s = (sym)

3      2
x  - 4*x  + 16*x
----------------
3
x  + 64

>> F=simple(S)
error: 'simple' undefined near line 1 column 3
>>
it was expected F=x/(x+4)

I'll appreciate any assistance!

Thanks,

Paulo Roberto.

you are using command that are not implemented.  what software are you currently used to?

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