Opened 5 years ago
Last modified 3 years ago
#20824 needs_review enhancement
Add Expression.coefficient(...expand=True) keyword
Reported by:  rws  Owned by:  

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage8.2 
Component:  symbolics  Keywords:  
Cc:  Merged in:  
Authors:  Ralf Stephan  Reviewers:  
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  u/rws/20824 (Commits, GitHub, GitLab)  Commit:  7ab049f6e36a201ca98ad482c3c0a2d48227d614 
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Description (last modified by )
There is no reason why there should be different results:
sage: (x*(x*y+y^2)).coefficient(x) y sage: (x*(x*y+y^2)).coefficient(x,2) 0 sage: (x*(x*y+y^2)).expand().coefficient(x) y^2 sage: (x*(x*y+y^2)).expand().coefficient(x,2) y
This would also be unsurprising for Mma users, see http://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/9505#comment:6
Maybe add keyword expand=True
.
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comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by
Hmm, I don't really see the benefit compared to expr.expand().coefficient(...)
...
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1d6fc68  Merge branch 'develop' into t/20824/expression_coefficient___problems

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comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by
I had a look at the patch:
 It looks like
r
is assigned in thetry
block but then not returned or called afterwards. Is this necessary? (I haven't completely digested the pynac interface so I may be missing something, but this looks strange...)  Should this be added to
coefficients
as well?  The indentation to
TESTS:
in the docstring was changed accidentally.
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