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### Evaluating an expression string

For some recent computations, I devolved some initial calculus to the Maxima sub-system, and I've ended up with a list eqs of Maxima expressions. I want to transfer this list out of Maxima. This works:

sage: eqs2 = [repr(xx) for xx in eqs]


but gives me strings, which are not useful. And this:

sage: eqs2 = [sage_eval(repr(xx)) for xx in eqs]


returns the error message

NameError: name 'a43' is not defined


which is strange, as it is defined as a variable:

sage: a43
a43


I could create a list of local variables:

vars = {'a21':a21,'a31':a31}


and so on, and use

sage_eval(xx,vars)


but as there are 20 more variables, this would be tedious.

Is there a better way?

### Evaluating Difficulties evaluating an expression string

For some recent computations, I devolved some initial calculus to the Maxima sub-system, and I've ended up with a list eqs of Maxima expressions. I want to transfer this list out of Maxima. This works:

sage: eqs2 = [repr(xx) for xx in eqs]


but gives me strings, which are not useful. And this:

sage: eqs2 = [sage_eval(repr(xx)) for xx in eqs]


returns the error message

NameError: name 'a43' is not defined


which is strange, as it is defined as a variable:

sage: a43
a43


I could create a list of local variables:

vars = {'a21':a21,'a31':a31}


and so on, and use

sage_eval(xx,vars)


but as there are 20 more variables, this would be tedious.

Is there a better way?