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How to get sage to NOT calculate

asked 2013-06-08 07:37:56 -0500

anonymous user

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updated 2013-06-08 22:52:30 -0500

tmonteil gravatar image

I would like to be able to give some variables a value and have sage show it to me in a pritty format.

For example if i have; a = 2 b = 3 and then I input a+b and sage returns 2+3

Is there a command that let me do this?

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answered 2013-06-08 10:04:51 -0500

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updated 2013-06-08 10:11:27 -0500

Some methods for symbolic expressions have a hold argument, this allows to prevent simplification of expressions. For example:

sage: a = sqrt(2)
sage: a.parent()
Symbolic Ring
sage: a^2
2
sage: a.power(2)
2
sage: a.power(2, hold=True)
sqrt(2)^2
sage: pi.cos(hold=True)
cos(pi)

It also works for addition in certain cases:

sage: x.parent()
Symbolic Ring
sage: x.add(x, hold=True) 
x + x

Unfortunately, it seems not to work for elements of the Symbolic Ring that represent integers:

sage: a = SR(2)
sage: a.parent()
Symbolic Ring
sage: a
2
sage: a.add(SR(3), hold=True)
5
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answered 2013-08-04 14:46:20 -0500

Pavel Yartsev gravatar image

You can just use strings. Nothing fancy just printing out exactly what you want.

sage: a = 2
sage: b = 3
sage: print str(a)+"+"+str(b)
"2+3"
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