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2014-01-20 10:28:10 -0500 marked best answer simplify_full - is the mistake in the documentation or the source code?

Good catch ! simplify_radical() was removed from simplify_full() and full_simplify() in trac ticket 12737, but not from the documentation. I created trac ticket 15693 to solve this.

Thanks for reporting.

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2014-01-17 09:38:00 -0500 asked a question simplify_full - is the mistake in the documentation or the source code?

Looking at the simplify_full documentation in Sage 6.0, it says that it

Applies simplify_factorial, simplify_trig, simplify_rational, simplify_radical, simplify_log, and again simplify_rational to self (in that order).

However the source code is

def simplify_full(self):
    x = self
    x = x.simplify_factorial()
    x = x.simplify_trig()
    x = x.simplify_rational()
    x = x.simplify_log('one')
    x = x.simplify_rational()
    return x

So where is the mistake? Should simplify_radical be added to the source code or removed from the documentation?

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2014-01-15 13:17:23 -0500 asked a question How to simplify log expressions that result in an integer?

I'm having problems with Sage not simplifying log expressions that result in an integer. For example

x = var('x')
solve(2^x==4, x)

returns

[x == log(4)/log(2)]

despite the fact that the more correct answer is [x == 2]. Is there any way to get Sage to simplify expressions like this to an integer? I already tried

y = log(4)/log(2)
y.simplify_log()

and

y.simplify_full()

but in both cases the expression was returned unchanged. I know it is possible to estimate the value (e.g. with n(log(4)/log(2)) ) or manually rewrite the expression to log(4, 2), but those workarounds are far from optimal.