1 Aug 15:06 2010

### Problem using solve...

Hello,

I am trying to solve the following equation using Maxima:

eq:(m_plus*(S/SS)^m_plus*(SS-E))/S=1

Using the following command:

solve([eq], [SS]);

I get a solution that itself contains SS!! i.e.

SS=(m_plus*E*(S/SS)^m_plus+S)/(m_plus*(S/SS)^m_plus)

What I am getting wrong?

Julien.
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1 Aug 16:00 2010

### Re: Problem using solve...

```See the user documentation for solveexplicit.

I suspect that your equation doesn't have a solution using
functions that Maxima knows about. I think you'll need to
use a numerical method, not an exact solution.

--Barton

-----maxima-bounces <at> math.utexas.edu wrote: -----

>To: maxima <at> math.utexas.edu
>From: Julien Martin <balteo <at> gmail.com>
>Sent by: maxima-bounces <at> math.utexas.edu
>Date: 08/01/2010 08:06AM
>Subject: [Maxima] Problem using solve...
>
>Hello,I am trying to solve the following equation using Maxima:
>eq:(m_plus*(S/SS)^m_plus*(SS-E))/S=1
>Using the following command:
>solve([eq], [SS]);
>
>I get a solution that itself contains SS!! i.e.
>SS=(m_plus*E*(S/SS)^m_plus+S)/(m_plus*(S/SS)^m_plus)
>What I am getting wrong?
>
>Julien.
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1 Aug 19:08 2010

### Maxima CVS backups?

```Hi,

I seem to recall that someone is making backups of
the Maxima CVS repo (not just the current state of
all the files). Is that right? If so, where are the backups
stored?

I don't feel any need to move the backups to an "official"
place (whatever that might be), I just am wondering for
future reference where we stand.

Thanks for any information.

best

Robert Dodier
```
1 Aug 20:35 2010

### Re: Maxima CVS backups?

``` On 8/1/10 1:08 PM, Robert Dodier wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I seem to recall that someone is making backups of
> the Maxima CVS repo (not just the current state of
> all the files). Is that right? If so, where are the backups
> stored?
I've been making monthly backups on the 15th of each month of other
projects.  I can easily add maxima to my list.  The backups reside on a
harddrive at home.  I keep about 6 mo to 1 year of backups.

Once in a long while, I also save to them to DVDs.

Ray
```
1 Aug 22:48 2010

### Re: Problem using solve...

Equations like yours can't be solved using the usual algebraic, trigonometric, and exponential functions.  In cases like this, Maxima normally rewrites the equation into another (ideally, simpler) form, which you can then try solving numerically.  If you don't want Maxima to do that, set solveexplicit:true.

The solutions to equations like yours involve the Lambert W function, which Maxima currently does not use for solving equations, though it does support its numerical evaluation (function lambert_w).  You might want to check the Wikipedia article on the Lambert W.  You can probably transform your equation into one solvable using lambert_w (but I don't guarantee it!).

-s

On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 09:06, Julien Martin wrote:
Hello,
I am trying to solve the following equation using Maxima:

eq:(m_plus*(S/SS)^m_plus*(SS-E))/S=1

Using the following command:

solve([eq], [SS]);

I get a solution that itself contains SS!! i.e.

SS=(m_plus*E*(S/SS)^m_plus+S)/(m_plus*(S/SS)^m_plus)

What I am getting wrong?

Julien.

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1 Aug 23:39 2010

### Maxima 5.22.0

```Hi, I;ve tagged version-5_22_0 in CVS and built rpms
and tar.gz and upload them all to SF.
Should be available real soon now at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/maxima/files/
(looks like the list hasn't been refreshed yet, I don't
know what the refresh schedule is)

If someone can build & upload a Windows installer that
would be great.

As ever please give the new version a try and if/when
there aren't too many complaints I'll make a general announcement.

best

Robert Dodier
```
2 Aug 00:01 2010

### Re: Problem using solve...

```-----maxima-bounces <at> math.utexas.edu wrote: -----

>The solutions to equations like yours involve the Lambert W function,
>which Maxima currently does not use for solving equations, though it does
>support its numerical evaluation (function lambert_w).

The to_poly_solver makes some effort to solve equations using the Lambert W function.

(%i14) %solve(x * exp(x)=y,x);
(%o14) %union([x=lambert_w(y)])

(%i15) %solve(x^2 * exp(x^2)=y,x);
(%o15) %union([x=%e^(%i*%pi*%z101)*sqrt(lambert_w(y))])

(%i16) %solve(exp(1/x)/x = y,x);
(%o16) %union([x=%e^(-2*%i*%pi*%z107)/lambert_w(y)])

In general, Lambert solver is weak:

(%i18) %solve(exp(1/x) = x*y,x);
Unable to solve
Unable to solve
Unable to solve
(%o18) %solve([%e^(1/x)=x*y],[x])

--Barton
```
2 Aug 00:49 2010

### Connecting from Matlab to Maxima

Hi all,

I was trying to connect Maxima from Matlab and use its symbolic capabilities.
The reason why I want to use Maxima is that Matlab's Symbolic toolbox cannot be
compiled, but I may have to create an executable for my code (with the code
topic, but am unable to find the exact answer.

Can we connect Maxima from Matlab and compile the entire code ? Did
anyone do this before ? If yes, how can I communicate from Maxima to Matlab?

Thank you very much
Prabhakar
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2 Aug 01:00 2010

### Re: Connecting from Matlab to Maxima

prabhu wrote:
Hi all,

I was trying to connect Maxima from Matlab and use its symbolic capabilities.
The reason why I want to use Maxima is that Matlab's Symbolic toolbox cannot be
compiled,
Huh? the symbolic toolkit is a package that is already compiled.
but I may have to create an executable for my code (with the code
I referred through the threads with similar
topic, but am unable to find the exact answer.
Your question does not seem to maek sense.

Can we connect Maxima from Matlab and compile the entire code ?
What code are you referring to?  Maxima itself is already compiled (Lisp).

Perhaps you are misusing at least some of the words:  compile, code, executable, download?

Did
anyone do this before ? If yes, how can I communicate from Maxima to Matlab?
One way would be for Maxima to print out a ".m" file and matlab to read it in.

Thank you very much
Prabhakar
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2 Aug 02:43 2010

### Re: Maxima CVS backups?

```> Hi,
>
> I seem to recall that someone is making backups of
> the Maxima CVS repo (not just the current state of
> all the files). Is that right?

I'm doing backups via the documented rsync method every
now and then, but not regularly/automatically so this is
not really a reliable backup.

Recently I started considering to do backups via
git-cvsimport. That might be of some use by itself.

> If so, where are the backups stored?