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

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  • Subject: [mg125742] Re: PC auto-simplifies output, but mac doesn't
  • From: Peter Russo <peter.russo at>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:39:51 -0500 (EST)
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I figured that there shouldn't be a difference. The person on the PC must
have accidentally set it to simplify without knowing it. How do you get
Simplify to be applied to all outputs? That could be very useful, but I
haven't been able to find it anywhere. Thanks

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murray at>wrote:

> 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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