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OK, after more googling I found a link to manipulating symbolic expressions which seems to cover what I want. Here'tis for any others that may be interested. <url>http://www.sagemath.org/doc/reference/sage/symbolic/relation.html</url>

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OK, after more googling I found a link to manipulating symbolic expressions which seems to cover what I want. Here'tis for any others that may be ~~interested.
<url>http://www.sagemath.org/doc/reference/sage/symbolic/relation.html</url>~~interested.

http://www.sagemath.org/doc/reference/sage/symbolic/relation.html

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OK, after more googling I found a link to manipulating symbolic expressions which seems to cover what I want. Here'tis for any others that may be interested.

http://www.sagemath.org/doc/reference/sage/symbolic/relation.html

Good point Evgeny! So here's a simple example

var('x,y,z') assume(z, 'integer') eqn = x == y**z solve(eqn, y)

Note: this will fail without the assume statement (see this response from kcrisman http://ask.sagemath.org/question/318/failure-on-symbolic-solve ).

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OK, after more googling I found a link to manipulating symbolic expressions which seems to cover what I want. Here'tis for any others that may be interested.

http://www.sagemath.org/doc/reference/sage/symbolic/relation.html

Good point Evgeny! So here's a simple example

~~var('x,y,z')
~~var('x,y,z')

assume(z, ~~'integer')
~~'integer')

eqn = x == ~~y**z
~~y**z

solve(eqn, y)

Note: this will fail without the assume statement (see this response from kcrisman http://ask.sagemath.org/question/318/failure-on-symbolic-solve ).

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