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#1149 factor incomplete within functions

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nobody
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2012-11-18
2007-03-16
Stavros Macrakis
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factor(sin(x^3-x)) => sin(x*(x^2-1))

If the factorization is recursing into the arguments of the sin, why does it factor out the x, but not factor fully to

sin(x*(x-1)*(x+1))

? Of course, scanmap(factor,...) does this, but still....

Maxima 5.11.0 GCL 2.6.8 W2k Athlon

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