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Re: [Axiom-math] )trace solve ?

From: Raymond E. Rogers
Subject: Re: [Axiom-math] )trace solve ?
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 18:29:42 -0500
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Thanks for answers and guidance.
My purpose:  I posted a solve problem that didn't seem to be working
right, and I want to track down what it is doing.   If a mistake is
being made then I guess I will try to fix it, or more probably make

The topic header is totally wonked; I guess I fell asleep during posting.


Martin Rubey wrote:
> "Raymond E. Rogers" <address@hidden> writes:
>> Sorry to show my ignorance but how do I trace "solve()" ?  I had it
>> once, and lost it.
> See HyperDoc -> Settings -> Commands -> )trace
> you can say
> )tr SYSSOLP )ops solve )ma
> Three comments:
> * you have to know in which package/domain/category the operation you want to
>   trace is defined. You can find out by using ")set message bottom on" (short
>   ")se me bo on")
> * the argument ")ma" to ")trace" makes axiom display the arguments of the
>   invoked functions using output$OutputPackage rather than raw lisp
>   formatting. This is very useful, except if you are tracing output, since in
>   the latter case it will cause infinite loops. There are also other 
> occassions
>   where )ma causes infinite loops, unfortunately. It's rare, though.
> * At first it usually makes more sense to trace all of a package, but you know
>   that, I suppose.
> Are you trying to tackle one of the solver issues? Or are you going to 
> document
> the solver routines?
> :-)
> Martin

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