# Prevent sage from simplifying

Hi, When I enter a symbolic equation in sage, it always displays it simplified and not as I typed it in. Is there a way to make sage to keep the equation in that form I typed it?

Thanks, twk

Hi, any updates on this topic? I still think, that this is a big disadvantage in symbolic calculations in sage!

is the "hold=True" option in Sage 4.6 not sufficient?