#295 Bessel_J or %J ??? Maxima not consistent

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2004-11-23
2003-04-09
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Maxima appears to use *both* the notation Bessel_J[i]
(x) and %J[i](x) to denote the Bessel J-function.

Bessel_J is used only in the file bessel.lisp, and %J
everywhere else (comm, hyp, hypgeo, ode2).

Could we unify these? Or is there some reason to keep
them separate?

Discussion

  • Raymond Toy

    Raymond Toy - 2003-04-14

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    Don't know the history, but it's been that way for as long
    as I can remember.

    I think we should unify them to just one or the other.
    Bessel_J is better because it's more explicit, but %J is
    closer to the typical math notation.

     
  • Raymond Toy

    Raymond Toy - 2003-05-25

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    Unify.

    Per discussions on the mailing list, I think bessel_j is the
    preferred notation.

     
  • Raymond Toy

    Raymond Toy - 2004-11-23
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  • Raymond Toy

    Raymond Toy - 2004-11-23

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    I think these are fixed now, and bessel_j(n,x) is the
    preferred notation.

     

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