## various bugs

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lukamar
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### various bugs

Hi Bernard,

I've noticed few bugs in the current version of Xcas (stable branch), which are listed below.

1. When I try to solve limit in Example 61 in http://math.cmu.edu/~bkell/lhopital.pdf using the command

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``assume(a>0); limit((sqrt(2*a^3*x-x^4)-a*root(3,a^2*x))/(a-root(4,a*x^3)),x=a)``
I get the result 0. But this is wrong, as the correct result should be 16a/9 (which is given by Maxima, for example).

2. The function "plotarea" does not work for straight lines. When I enter, for example, plotarea(x,x=1..2), i get the following error message.

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``````"Project-Id-Version: giac 0.9.0
Report-Msgid-Bugs-To:
POT-Creation-Date: 2017-07-17 11:09+0200
PO-Revision-Date: 2010-06-30 10:24+0200
Last-Translator: parisse <bernard.parisse@ujf-grenoble.fr>
Language-Team: English
Language:
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1);
3. When I type

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``%{1,2,3%} minus %{1,2,3%}``
I get the correct answer %{NULL%}, i.e. the empty set. But when I type

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``%{cos(k*pi/6-pi/3)\$(k=1..100)%} minus %{cos(k*pi/6+pi/3)\$(k=1..100)%}``
I get a set containing 1, which is incorrect (the above sets should be equal).

4. The function "plotinequation" sometimes does not fill the resulting area although it is expected to do so. For example, a circle will be filled only if its radius is not an integer. The command

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``plotinequation(x^2+y^2<=3)``
works fine, but the command

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``plotinequation(x^2+y^2<=4)``
only outlines the solution.

5. The unit prefix "micro" is not working.

6. (This is maybe not a bug). When I define F:=Int(x^2,x), I get integral of x^2, as expected ("Int" is an inert function). But when F is part of some subsequent command, the integral gets evaluated, for example when I try to do variable substitution with "subs". It would be nice to get unevaluated integral to show the result of the substitution. Is it possible somehow?

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### Re: various bugs

lukamar a écrit :Hi Bernard,

I've noticed few bugs in the current version of Xcas (stable branch), which are listed below.

1. When I try to solve limit in Example 61 in http://math.cmu.edu/~bkell/lhopital.pdf using the command

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``assume(a>0); limit((sqrt(2*a^3*x-x^4)-a*root(3,a^2*x))/(a-root(4,a*x^3)),x=a)``
I get the result 0. But this is wrong, as the correct result should be 16a/9 (which is given by Maxima, for example).
This is a problem of 0 recognition after substitution of x by a the system does not see that the denominator is 0, it requires some simplifications: in theory I could run simplify but then I would not be able to solve some other tests because it would take too long. I can probably fix this one if the change does not have side effects (my regression tests are ok, but perhaps geogebra regression tests will not pass), but I won't be able to fix all examples of that kind.
2. The function "plotarea" does not work for straight lines. When I enter, for example, plotarea(x,x=1..2), i get the following error message.

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``````"Project-Id-Version: giac 0.9.0
Report-Msgid-Bugs-To:
POT-Creation-Date: 2017-07-17 11:09+0200
PO-Revision-Date: 2010-06-30 10:24+0200
Last-Translator: parisse <bernard.parisse@ujf-grenoble.fr>
Language-Team: English
Language:
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1);
Fixed in source. The bug occured because there is code in plot to detect lines.
3. When I type

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``%{1,2,3%} minus %{1,2,3%}``
I get the correct answer %{NULL%}, i.e. the empty set. But when I type

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``%{cos(k*pi/6-pi/3)\$(k=1..100)%} minus %{cos(k*pi/6+pi/3)\$(k=1..100)%}``
I get a set containing 1, which is incorrect (the above sets should be equal).
Fixed. That was because cos(2*pi/6-pi/3) was not immediatly recognized to be 1.
4. The function "plotinequation" sometimes does not fill the resulting area although it is expected to do so. For example, a circle will be filled only if its radius is not an integer. The command

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``plotinequation(x^2+y^2<=3)``
works fine, but the command

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``plotinequation(x^2+y^2<=4)``
only outlines the solution.
Seems to be related to <= tests, if I modify the default discretization (xmax->xmax*(1+1e-6)) it works, I will do that because I don't want to introduce bugs by modifying the tests.
5. The unit prefix "micro" is not working.
Indeed, but I have no idea how to fix that. Replacing micro by µ does not work.
6. (This is maybe not a bug). When I define F:=Int(x^2,x), I get integral of x^2, as expected ("Int" is an inert function). But when F is part of some subsequent command, the integral gets evaluated, for example when I try to do variable substitution with "subs". It would be nice to get unevaluated integral to show the result of the substitution. Is it possible somehow?
Yes, by preventing further evaluation of F with eval, for example subst(eval(F,1),x=t^2)

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### Re: various bugs

Great! Thank you for the fixes.
parisse a écrit :Indeed, but I have no idea how to fix that. Replacing micro by µ does not work.
The only constructive idea I have to offer is to use letter 'u'. It's as close as it gets...
parisse a écrit :Yes, by preventing further evaluation of F with eval, for example subst(eval(F,1),x=t^2)
Thanks for the tip!

lukamar
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### Re: various bugs

Maybe replacing letter µ in prog.cc (at 2 places total) with "\u03BC" would help to recognize "micro" prefix? I suspect an encoding problem... can't test it myself as I have problems with compiling Giac on my system.

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### Re: various bugs

Seems to work, thanks!

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### Re: various bugs

I'm glad that it worked. The unit scaling system is finally fully functional Some constants are highlighted and mentioned in the documentation, but they does not seem to be defined: _twopi_, _angl_, _I0_ and _q_. Last one can be obtained approximately with mksa(1/(_kq_/_k_)), however.
What's the problem with _degreeF, it is commented out in the code?