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  • Subject: [mg29465] Re: Simple question
  • From: Albert Retey <albert.retey at>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 04:36:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Visual Analysis AG
  • References: <9gn6sk$ep1$>
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George Kamin wrote:
> Dear Sirs/Madame;
>  I tried using the Series[] function to generate a series expansion
> (polynomial in the dependent variable) for a relatively simple function,
> which M did nicely, but it insistes on including an "order of" term
> (O[stuff*dep_var]) at the end of the polynomial. When I try to plot this
> function, M insists on including it in the evaluation so that the O[] term
> is a non-numerical value and hence cannot be plotted. How do I get rid of
> this pesty appendage?? I tried a simple cut-paste, but even if I explicitly
> delete the "order of" symbol, M somehow restores it!!! (I ask M to list the
> function before trying to plot it, and presto, there is the "order of"
> thing AGAIN. Please, can anyone explain to me how to get around this
> problem. Many Thanks for your assistance.!!!!!!!

Normal[Series[]] will do what you want, (it is even documented


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