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Re: show steps in simplify command?


on 6/20/00 4:07 PM, Scott at sbw_SPAMSUCKS_ at rice.edu wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Does anyone out there know a way to get Mathematica to show its steps in
> the Simplify command?
> 
> Any help is greatly appreciated.  Please reply to
> sbw_SPAMSUCKS_ at rice.edu (remove the _SPAMSUCKS_, of course).
> 
> 
Only up to a point. You can force Mathematica to show you the forms it
considers during simplification. For example evaluate

Simplify[(1 - x^2)^2/(1 - x^4),
  ComplexityFunction -> ((Print[#]; LeafCount[#]) &)]

I can't see how to do this using the default setting for the
ComplexityFunction (Automatic) but it only affects the final choice, not the
cases which Mathematica considers.
-- 
Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University, JAPAN

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