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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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M takes the lead again. At the wolfram demonstration page there are thousands of apps. From games to astronomy.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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Hi;

Do you have an idea of how I could learn Maxima?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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You should take some math problems and do them in Maxima.

Learning Maxima's functions isn't the hard part, there are always the man pages. The hard part is using them correctly, which is true for any CAS.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I agree, start learning now how to use your computer to help with your math.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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You should take some math problems and do them in Maxima.

Maybe you have some?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I recommend Bafflers, Series, What do you think and Is this cool with you threads to begin with. That should keep your hands full for a while.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I heartily recommend the problems in computer math especially the ones solved by geogebra!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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But I am a complete Novice in this field, even if I pick a problem I won't understand how to do it with Maxima

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Everybody starts as a complete novice, most stay there. Some do graduate to the position of student.

You do not have to force it. Start slowly and on problems you have done already. First you must convince yourself that it really works.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Learning Maxima's functions isn't the hard part, there are always the man pages. The hard part is using them correctly, which is true for any CAS.

That is true but in order to start learning it correctly, I need to have a tutorial on how to make the language work(in some way, not necessarily the optimal).

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Maxima has limited documentation and no forums that I know of. You will have to experiment.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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He could teach me what he knows.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not have any how to maxima book. I do not know of one.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Stefy already knows the amount of Maxima I need to know to start working. He could shed light

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes he could but a CAS is not a spectator sport. It is not a bunch of lectures given by a professor. It is a hands on thing. You have to get your hands dirty then we can help.

I am now going to cook some chicken cacciatore, Angela style. see you afterwards. Have a good day at school, study hard.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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I know but not unless I understand its syntax and how it is programmed, I will need some lectures. For example, I do not understand the loops, string processing, type conversation, etc in Maxima

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I will go over them with you but remember you will be using it as a CAS and will have little need for those procedural goodies.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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The thing I hate about Maxima, now that I've used M for a while, is that it doesn't have a few functions ehich are a must, such as Select, Total, etc.

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You can program them and include them in the maxima initialisation file.

I will go over them with you but remember you will be using it as a CAS and will have little need for those procedural goodies.

Suppose I am asked **Find the number of 4 digit palindromes that are divisible by 7**, then I'll need string processing

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, that will call for using your CAS as a language.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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and those problems appear in Brilliant

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Your problem #22, has or will eventually.

I am writing up the solution.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Agnishom wrote:

Hmm, you are correct. Python 2.7.3 gave a MemoryError

This is what is at #22

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Problem #22 if I remember correctly.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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