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Re: transformation rule (some

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  • Subject: [mg87781] Re: transformation rule (some
  • From: UHAP023 at
  • Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:32:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Low Temperature Physics, RHUL
  • References: <ftq5ab$it$> <ftscv1$b81$> <ftv91s$7ur$> <> <fu4fi0$ngj$>

Daniel Lichtblau <danl at> wrote:


: If you are not averse to using a global flag variable, you can do it as 
: follows.

: Unprotect[Integrate];

: globalIntegrateFlag = True;

: Integrate[args__] := Block[
:    {globalIntegrateFlag=False, res},
:    res = Integrate[args];
:    If [FreeQ[res,EllipticF], res, HoldForm[Integrate[args]]]
:    ] /; globalIntegrateFlag===True

: Examples:

: In[7]:= InputForm[Integrate[1/Sqrt[1 - m*Sin[phi]^2], phi]]
: Out[7]//InputForm= HoldForm[Integrate[1/Sqrt[1 - m*Sin[phi]^2], phi]]

: In[8]:= Integrate[1/Sqrt[1 - phi^2], phi]
: Out[8]= ArcSin[phi]

Many thanks.  This is what I was after.


Ps. The Email address in the header is just a spam-trap.
Tom Crane, Dept. Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill,
Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England. 
Email:  T.Crane at rhul dot ac dot uk
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