Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

## #23992 new defect

# solve() doesn't solve some system solvable by (standalone) Maxima's solve()

Reported by: | charpent | Owned by: | |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-8.1 |

Component: | symbolics | Keywords: | maxima, symbolics, interfaces |

Cc: | Merged in: | ||

Authors: | Reviewers: | ||

Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |

Branch: | Commit: | ||

Dependencies: | Stopgaps: |

### Description

Short story : Sage's `solve()`

, which uses Maxima's `solve()`

doesn't solve some systems solvable by Maxima's `solve`

when used standalone.

See the long story and an example in this sage-support post.

The prime suspects are the initializations we use to set Maxima up for use with sage. I already tried to set `domain`

to `real`

(which is the default when Maxima is used standalone, whereas we use `complex`

with Sage), to no avail.

### Change History (2)

### comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 17 months ago by

### comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 17 months ago by

Replying to dimpase:

Did you try with the latest Maxima (5.41)?

Nope : I have only 5.40 (as packaged by Debian), and Debian is late packaging 5.41...

But my point is that **our** Maxima (5.39), invoked from the command line, is able to get a solution. The problem lies in our way to call Maxima's `solve()`

from a Sage session.

(It's probably time to upgrade Sage's Maxima anyway...)

Indeed. Isq that complicated ? I saw a message announcing an (your ?) intention to package it, but didn't saw a related ticket (I didn't look specifically for that, so I may have missed it).

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Did you try with the latest Maxima (5.41)?

(It's probably time to upgrade Sage's Maxima anyway...)