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Getting symbolic variable without resetting python variable.

asked 2016-04-01 16:11:17 -0500

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When calling


the variable x gets set to the symbolic expression x just as if we had called

x = var('x')

In particular, any value stored in x is deleted. Is there a way to get a symbolic variable without setting the python variable to be that symbolic variable? I'm not super familiar with how sage handles symbolic variables so this might be unreasonable.

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answered 2016-04-01 17:52:40 -0500

updated 2016-04-01 17:53:10 -0500

Yes there is

sage: t = 19
sage: my_variable = SR.var('t')
sage: t
sage: my_variable

The behavior of var is very strange and controversial.

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