1 | initial version |

The `maxima_methods`

thing is very useful. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how to get the `algebraic`

keyword in other than the way pointed out below. We have to let Maxima evaluate it.

```
sage: a = 1 / (2 * sqrt(2) + 3)
sage: a.maxima_methods().ratsimp()
1/(2*sqrt(2) + 3)
sage: a
1/(2*sqrt(2) + 3)
sage: a._maxima_()
1/(2^(3/2)+3)
sage: A = a._maxima_()
sage: A.parent()
Maxima_lib
sage: A.parent().eval('algebraic:true;')
'true'
sage: a.maxima_methods().ratsimp()
-2*sqrt(2) + 3
```

Copyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license. Content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license.