Re: Nasty bug in Integrate (version 5.0)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg46025] Re: Nasty bug in Integrate (version 5.0)*From*: mathuser7 at hotmail.com (Math User)*Date*: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 03:20:56 -0500 (EST)*References*: <CGEPLKMMCCOGKJGLHEKNIEBECBAA.klamser@t-online.de> <200401311020.FAA26947@smc.vnet.net> <18FE0872-5410-11D8-BA09-00039311C1CC@mimuw.edu.pl> <opr2nt00pwamtwdy@smtp.cox-internet.com> <bvl9jv$2o$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> What I intended to indicate to in my original reply was that the > person who posted the message did not make clear what he wanted: to > report a bug or to find a way to solve his problem, and if the latter, > then what sort of answer he wanted. If he wanted the answer one gets by > setting GenerateConditions->False then that's the best way to do it (or > by simply computing the indefinite integral, which is in fact what I > would do). Sorry I wasn't clear -- my intention was to report the bug. I can integrate 1/x, thank you :-) The example I posted is symptomatic of a problem with Integrate that I stumbled upon while solving a more complicated problem. I intentionally kept it trivial to make it obvious. This said, I don't quite understand your argument that it's somehow okay for Mathematica to give the wrong answer on a trivial problem because no sensible person should use it to solve such a problem...

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: Nasty bug in Integrate (version 5.0)***From:*Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz@mimuw.edu.pl>