
Porky does not know base of logs in Maxima was: Re: maxima does not know that log is the inverse of exp
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Mar 9, 2013 11:43 AM


On 3/9/2013 8:36 AM, porky_pig_jr@mydeja.com wrote: > Downloaded wxMaxima a few days ago and trying different things.
Asked for Taylor polynomial for e^x: (taylor, e^x, x, 0, 8) and got the following output: > > 1 + log(e)x + log(e)^2 x^2 / 2 + ... Oh well, seems like Maxima is fairly sophisticated
package and yet I would expect 1 + x + x^2/2 ... just what you get from commercial packages. > > PPJr. >
Maybe you should take into account that the base of the natural logarithms in Maxima is %e . Not e.

