2023-06-05 18:53:23 +0200 received badge ● Notable Question (source) 2023-02-23 15:01:55 +0200 received badge ● Popular Question (source) 2021-02-03 11:07:45 +0200 commented question Undefined symbol st_new Yes, I am. Apparently the problem has been solved https://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?... I still didn't have the chance to test though. 2021-02-02 15:40:07 +0200 received badge ● Scholar (source) 2021-02-01 14:04:06 +0200 received badge ● Editor (source) 2021-02-01 11:24:49 +0200 asked a question Undefined symbol st_new I have globally installed sagemath and I'm experiencing an undefined symbol problem. Each time I try to do from sage.all import *  I get this error ImportError: /usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/sage/libs/lrcalc/lrcalc.cpython-39-x86_64-linux-gnu.so: undefined symbol: st_new  How can I fix the problem? EDIT: This is the crash report I get when trying to launch sage from terminal. link text 2021-01-28 08:59:45 +0200 commented answer Simplify symbolic product Thanks for your reply. Indeed, the function is quite faster. I wonder why, during variable substitutions, it doesn't apply this procedure. 2021-01-27 20:28:07 +0200 received badge ● Supporter (source) 2021-01-27 16:34:38 +0200 received badge ● Nice Question (source) 2021-01-27 16:23:49 +0200 received badge ● Student (source) 2021-01-27 16:22:23 +0200 asked a question Simplify symbolic product As per the title, I want to simplify this product somehow. var('i,r') exp = product(1-2**(-i), i, 1, r)  This can be also expressed as q_pochhammer(r, 2, 2)  However, the latest expression does not accept the symbolic variable r, but only a real integer. The main problem is that the actual computation (f.e. exp.unhold().subs({r: 12345}) takes a huge amount of time. Is there any way to simplify this product in sage or accelerate this computation somehow? I've already tried all the simplify/expand methods, but also the combsimp method of sympy. As a side question, is there any way to use the q_pochhammer function symbolically? Maybe I can use the hypergeometric simplifications on it.