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Brett Lewis
10/18/99 04:45am

Hi,
I am blind and trying to use mathematica to solve some entropy equations. I have:
Sum[Subscript[p,i]*Log[Subscript[p,i]],{i,1,n}]
I find it easier to use the long notation than the standard mathematica symbols. I was then trying to simplify this with the Simplify command with the constraint Subscript[p,i]==1/n. This resulted in mathematica giving me back my original equation unchanged.
After reading the docs, it appears that I need to use the Symbolize function to treat the Subscript[p,i] as a symbol. Unfortunately, the only way to use Symbolize is through the palette provided and the palettes are unusable by me. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Brett Lewis

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