A N Niel
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Re: maxima does not know that log is the inverse of exp
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Mar 10, 2013 10:16 AM


In article <a4859b20300645ee9486e9c91bf4beed@googlegroups.com>, <"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.
Maple agrees with Maxima on this. Since for Maple e is just a variable with no special meaning. You can use exp(x) to get what you want.

