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2012-09-23 22:19:05 +0200 | answered a question | stack overflow in computing entropy Thank you for your reply. The answer is correct but just a few points for clarification of my mind: maxima is able to compute the integral correctly but it totally different software and sage can interface with it. However the syntax is totally different. The mystery that why sage cannot solve the integral is not resolved, right? It is not clear why we need to define (mu > 0) even in maxima.
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2012-09-22 23:38:30 +0200 | commented answer | stack overflow in computing entropy sorry for my ignorance, but it is still unclear for me. What is maxima_console() ? I am using web-based interface, are you using something else? Do you think it is a bug? You mentioned default mode of integration in sage is maxima, how can I change it? |

2012-09-22 23:24:01 +0200 | commented answer | stack overflow in computing entropy where did you define "inf" and "minf" ? did you import a library to get the answer? |

2012-09-22 20:42:12 +0200 | asked a question | stack overflow in computing entropy Hi, I am still new to sage, I am trying to compute use sage to do some symbolic computation. Here is my test to compute entropy of the Gaussian distribution: First of all, it complains if I don't assume mu is positive. It is right that sigma should be positive but why mu ?! Second, even after assuming mu>0, it produces stack overflow: Does anyone know why? I am sure I am missing something. |

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2012-09-22 20:25:18 +0200 | commented answer | newbie question about symbolic integration in sage Thank you :) It is true that sign of sigma matters and what you said works and it yields "1". But when I type: integral(-q*log(q),(x,-oo,oo)) to compute entropy. it is still confused about sign of mu ?! even after assuming mu>0 produces stack overflow! |

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2012-09-22 15:45:33 +0200 | asked a question | newbie question about symbolic integration in sage Hi, I am new to sage and my question can be naive, I apologize in advance. I would like to use sage for some symbolic integration operations to avoid human mistake. Here is my first test (which is going to important for my application). Integration of Normal distribution from -infinity to +infinity. Obviously the result should be one and I am wondering why I don't get it: ## Here is the result: I am wondering why I don't get 1? Am I missing anything? Thanks |

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