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#15720 new enhancement

distinct representation for power series of infinite precision

Reported by: rws Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: sage-6.4
Component: algebra Keywords: power series
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Description (last modified by rws)

From Martin Raum sage-devel:

When we have a power series of infinite precision then why not print an additional O(x^oo), that is $O(x^{\infty})$. That would, indeed, help to distinguish infinite precision power series from polynomials. It only requires a minor change in _repr_ and _latex_, I suppose.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by rws

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comment:2 follow-up: Changed 5 years ago by fwclarke

I think this is a bad idea. I believe that, as far as is possible, Sage output should reflect standard, contemporary mathematical notation. And I'm not sure anyone uses this notation.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 5 years ago by rws

Replying to fwclarke:

Alternatively, patch the documentation to note that missing bigoh output is considered meaning infinite precision.

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