Hey to everybody

I need some help with this code:

require("cas")

local y,z

y={"x+y=3","y^2=4"}

z=cas.solve(y,"{x,y}")

print(z)

However, the next code works very well

require("cas")

local y

y=cas.solve({"x+y=3","y^2=4"},"{x,y}")

print(y)

If anyone knows why I can?t put ,just, the variable into the solve function? I will apreciated.

# Cas.solve

Started by
Colombia
, May 11 2007 11:38 PM

4 replies to this topic

### #1

Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:38 PM

### #2

Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:48 PM

Actually the correct code is

You have to remember something : the CAS only understands numbers, strings, and CAS expressions.

You

"{x+y=3,y^2=4}" is a string, you can give it as argument.

But {"x+y=3","y^2=4"} is a Lua table with two strings, and the CAS does not understand it.

If you really want to give a list with 2 expressions as strings, write something like

When you gives a number or a CAS expression as parameter of a CAS function, it is actually transformed into a string. But tables aren't converted in a comprehensible way for the CAS (by default; this can be changed).

require("cas") local y y=cas.solve("{x+y=3, y^2=4}","{x,y}") print(y)It's completely different than what you wrote

You have to remember something : the CAS only understands numbers, strings, and CAS expressions.

You

**cannot**pass a Lua table to a CAS function."{x+y=3,y^2=4}" is a string, you can give it as argument.

But {"x+y=3","y^2=4"} is a Lua table with two strings, and the CAS does not understand it.

If you really want to give a list with 2 expressions as strings, write something like

exp1 = "x+y=3" exp2 = "y^2=4" y=cas.solve( "{" .. exp1 .. "," .. exp2 .. "}", "{x,y}")and NOT

y=cas.solve( {exp1, exp2}, "{x,y}")which is incorrect.

When you gives a number or a CAS expression as parameter of a CAS function, it is actually transformed into a string. But tables aren't converted in a comprehensible way for the CAS (by default; this can be changed).

### #3

Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:26 PM

For those who could be wondering, here is a trick to do that:When you gives a number or a CAS expression as parameter of a CAS function, it is actually transformed into a string. But tables aren't converted in a comprehensible way for the CAS (by default; this can be changed).

The idea is to change the way the tables are converted to strings (for example when you print it or when you use it in a CAS expression). We can define a function to do that, by changing the lists' metatables:

function caslist(list) meta = getmetatable(list) or {} meta.__tostring=function() local s = "{" local notfirst = false for _,v in ipairs(list) do if notfirst then s = s.."," end s = s .. v notfirst = true end return s .. "}" end setmetatable(list,meta) return list endWith this you can create and use lists like this:

exp1 = "x+y=3" exp2 = "y^2=4" y=cas.solve( caslist{exp1, exp2}, "{x,y}")

Note: remember that with CPLua,

cas.foo(arg1,arg2,...)is just syntactic sugar for

cas("foo(" .. tostring(arg1) .. "," .. tostring(arg2) .. ... .. ")")

### #4

Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:46 PM

Thanks Orwell.

I understood all

I understood all

### #5

Posted 13 May 2007 - 08:58 AM

You're welcome

Just a word about my second post: unfortunately it does not seem to work as it should

I've found where the problem comes from, it should be fixed in th next version

Just a word about my second post: unfortunately it does not seem to work as it should

I've found where the problem comes from, it should be fixed in th next version

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