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How to make Rubi show the result all the time when ShowSteps=True?
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Jul 17, 2013 9:41 AM




How to make Rubi show the result all the time when ShowSteps=True?
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Jul 6, 2013 3:31 AM


I am little confused by this behavior of Rubi. on some integrands, when setting ShowSteps=True, the result of integration is not displayed but only the rules are.
When setting ShowSteps=False and trying the same integration again, now the final result is displayed.
Here is an example (using 4.1 on Mathematica 9.01)
 In[81]:= ShowSteps=True; Int[(1y)Sqrt[1+y]/(y Sqrt[1y^2]),y]
During evaluation of In[81]:= Rule 17: ........
Out[82]= Int[Sqrt[1y]/y,y] % why did it stop here? 
Now, repeating the same thing, but using ShowSteps=False
 In[83]:= ShowSteps=False; Int[(1y)Sqrt[1+y]/(y Sqrt[1y^2]),y]
Out[84]= 2 Sqrt[1y]2 ArcTanh[Sqrt[1y]] % now it shows ! 
This does not happen on all integrand. For example, on this simple one
 In[89]:= ShowSteps=True; Int[Sin[x],x]
During evaluation of In[89]:= Rule 1248: ... Out[90]= Cos[x] 
The final result was given above. Same as when ShowSteps=False:
 In[91]:= ShowSteps=False; Int[Sin[x],x]
Out[92]= Cos[x] 
So, the question is, why ShowStep=True seems to change the behavior? Are there other setting one needs to know about?
thanks, Nasser



