Re: PC auto-simplifies output, but mac doesn't

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg125740] Re: PC auto-simplifies output, but mac doesn't*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:39:09 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201203290758.CAA21741@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

There really should not be any difference between the two platforms -- unless possibly the expressions involved floating point reals. It is possible to cause Simplify to be applied to each and every output, but there would be utterly no difference as to how a PC and a Mac would be set by default. On 3/29/12 3:58 AM, peter.russo at gmail.com wrote: > In a class at my school, our professor gave us an example problem to try. The output is a long complicated expression, but when "Simplify[]" is used, it reduces to 0. Several people with macs all tried it, and we all got the same thing. However, one person with a PC tried it and their original output was simplified to 0. Is this an option that can be turned on on Macs, to auto-simplify the output? Thanks > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**PC auto-simplifies output, but mac doesn't***From:*peter.russo@gmail.com