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

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:39:09 -0500 (EST)
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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 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

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