[GiNaC-list] Bug in expand
Richard B. Kreckel
kreckel at in.terlu.de
Thu May 7 09:06:15 CEST 2015
Hi Isuru,
On 05/05/2015 07:48 AM, Isuru Fernando wrote:
> I modified the first benchmark at http://www.ginac.de/csSC-0004015.pdf to,
>
> e = expanded value of (a0 + a1 + sqrt(3)*a2 + sqrt(3)*a3 + ... +
> sqrt(3)*a(n-1))^2
>
> in e, substitute a0 with -sqrt(3)*a2 - sqrt(3)*a3 - ... - sqrt(3)*a(n-1)
>
> expand e again to obtain a1^2
>
>
> For n = 4, I get,
>
> -3*a3^2+2*3*a2^2+a1^2-6*a2^2+3*a3^2
>
> Or
>
> 3*a3^2-3*a2^2-3*a3^2+a1^2+3*a2^2
>
> which is true, but not the expression I expected. Why are the terms
> 3*a2^2 and -3*a2^2, not canceled out immediately? Also a term like
> 2*3*a2^2 means there is some bug right?
>
> I am using ginac-1.6.3 on Ubuntu 14.10 with gcc-4.9.1. I am attaching
> the sample program.
Thank you for reporting this bug.
It turns out to be a problem in expand().
It has nothing to do with subs().
I am attaching a preliminary patch.
-richy.
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Richard B. Kreckel
<http://in.terlu.de/~kreckel/>
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