# Why does almost everything return "<built-in method METHOD of sage.symbolic.expression.Expression object at SOME_ADDRESS>"?

Maybe the answer is obvious, but I couldn't find anything. Let's say I have a variable that contains a symbolic expression. I can type a "." (dot) at the end and press TAB and I get a huge list of methods I can choose from. So I choose simplify_full or trig_reduce or something similar (I tried about 8 different methods). Now comes the thing I don't understand: Almost anything returns:

built-in method METHODNAME of sage.symbolic.expression.Expression object at SOME_ADDRESS

For example:

built-in method reduce_trig of sage.symbolic.expression.Expression object at 0x73b5ab8

Is there something wrong with my sage configuration? I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit.