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 Thohasius #1 Posted : 27 October 2021 10:30:58(UTC) Rank: NewbieGroups: Registered Joined: 27/10/2021(UTC)Posts: 3Location: Horw Hi, something is going wrong, but what?I tried to solve two equations (x+y = 15 and x-y = 5), but the solver means "Assign variable" ???If I do the same with just one exuation, it works?(I'm new with Smath and just want to evaluate If we should use SMath or Mathcad Prime instead of Matcad 15 in future)kind regardsThomas
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 fedeghi #2 Posted : 27 October 2021 10:45:07(UTC) Rank: Advanced MemberGroups: Registered Joined: 14/09/2013(UTC)Posts: 77Was thanked: 18 time(s) in 13 post(s) roots() is the appropriate command to solve this system
 Thohasius #3 Posted : 27 October 2021 10:53:06(UTC) Rank: NewbieGroups: Registered Joined: 27/10/2021(UTC)Posts: 3Location: Horw Originally Posted by: fedeghi roots() is the appropriate command to solve this systemThanks very much! But why?
 fedeghi #4 Posted : 27 October 2021 11:08:48(UTC) Rank: Advanced MemberGroups: Registered Joined: 14/09/2013(UTC)Posts: 77Was thanked: 18 time(s) in 13 post(s) Different commands with different purpose, I guess.Solve will work in finding multiple roots for one function, roots will find the "roots" of a non-linear system.Developers may explain in depth why different commands for differents purpose have been implemented.By the way, since you are approaching now SMath you may find useful to read a couple of "handbooks" prepared by some PRO users .Some are available through the extension manager (Tools->Snippet Manager).Among the ones available, I remember I read the two that I am highlighting in the image.If you want to download this two (or even any other handbook), select "online gallery" instead of "local storage", and you will see the complete list.
 Thohasius #5 Posted : 27 October 2021 11:11:46(UTC) Rank: NewbieGroups: Registered Joined: 27/10/2021(UTC)Posts: 3Location: Horw Originally Posted by: fedeghi Different commands with different purpose, I guess.Solve will work in finding multiple roots for one function, roots will find the "roots" of a non-linear system.Developers may explain in depth why different commands for differents purpose have been implemented.By the way, since you are approaching now SMath you may find useful to read a couple of "handbooks" prepared by some PRO users .Some are available through the extension manager (Tools->Snippet Manager).Among the ones available, I remember I read the two that I am highlighting in the image.If you want to download this two (or even any other handbook), select "online gallery" instead of "local storage", and you will see the complete list.Thanks again Okay, I was looking for more than a hour why it does not work and i found lots of examples with "Solve" (not the same as "solve"?)...I will have a look on it!
 fedeghi #6 Posted : 27 October 2021 11:22:59(UTC) Rank: Advanced MemberGroups: Registered Joined: 14/09/2013(UTC)Posts: 77Was thanked: 18 time(s) in 13 post(s) Solve() is the solver that uses Maxima pluginsolve() is the built-in solver.Solve() (big S :^P) will only become available in your system in case you decide to install Maxima plugin.I am not using Maxima plugin and so I cannot give you further details about differences between Solve() and solve()Byeps: be sure to add also interactive guide by mkraska in you SMath (again, you will find it in the relevant extension manager section) It is super-useful to find quick interactive (and wisely "read only".. ) references for a lot of commands.Edited by user 27 October 2021 11:30:10(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified
 kompre #7 Posted : 27 October 2021 12:16:51(UTC) Rank: MemberGroups: Registered Joined: 05/08/2021(UTC)Posts: 19 I am big fan of Solve() by the Maxima plugin and recommend it. With Solve() you can symbolically solve system of non linear equation without the need of defining before hands all the parameters: for example if you want to solve a parametric function like "x+a=0", Solve() will return a solution "x=-a" even if "a" is not defined, wherever solve() will complain about "a" not being defined. My understanding is that native SMath Studio is optimized to solve stuff numerically, like a spreadsheet. If you want to be more abstract, then you need to use appropriate plugins. For example you can solve only defined integrals with native SS, where with Maxima Plugin you extend SS to handle also indefinite integral solve_vs_maxima.sm (13kb) downloaded 16 time(s).
 Jean Giraud #8 Posted : 27 October 2021 17:47:18(UTC) Rank: Advanced MemberGroups: Registered Joined: 04/07/2015(UTC)Posts: 5,801Was thanked: 867 time(s) in 697 post(s) Originally Posted by: kompre My understanding is that native SMath Studio is optimized to solve stuff numerically, like a spreadsheet. If you want to be more abstract, then you need to use appropriate plugins. For example you can solve only defined integrals with native SS, where with Maxima Plugin you extend SS to handle also indefinite integralVisit Samples Symbolic COMPENDIUM...Download them all.
 overlord #9 Posted : 28 October 2021 00:53:48(UTC) Rank: Advanced MemberGroups: Registered Joined: 23/07/2013(UTC)Posts: 564Was thanked: 172 time(s) in 124 post(s) While Maxima is superior to maple plugin, it requires maxima download and installation separately.We Linux users can use native maxima in terminal but we can't use Maxima plugin with SMath.This conclude with our only option, maple plugin. And it can answer all questions in your file.Regards
 Jean Giraud #10 Posted : 29 October 2021 17:22:09(UTC) Rank: Advanced MemberGroups: Registered Joined: 04/07/2015(UTC)Posts: 5,801Was thanked: 867 time(s) in 697 post(s) Originally Posted by: Thohasius (I'm new with Smath and just want to evaluate If we should use SMath or Mathcad Prime instead of Matcad 15 in future)kind regardsThomasSmath is not a clone of Mathcad 11.There are no known unsolved demand in Smath.
 overlord #11 Posted : 30 October 2021 07:54:50(UTC) Rank: Advanced MemberGroups: Registered Joined: 23/07/2013(UTC)Posts: 564Was thanked: 172 time(s) in 124 post(s) Originally Posted by: Thohasius I'm new with Smath and just want to evaluate If we should use SMath or Mathcad Prime instead of Matcad 15 in future?You should use SMath right now, not specifically in future.
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