# Re: [R] analytic solution for equation

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_myway.com>
Date: Sat 10 Jul 2004 - 03:54:06 EST

Stephane Dray <dray <at> biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr> writes:
:
: Hello,
: I have search on R website but do not find any solution.
: I would like to know if R has some functionalities to produce analytical
results
: of equation. or more generally if it contains some functions to simplify
equation.
:
: For example:
: I would like to obtain x1 from:
: x1+x2=8 (x1=8-x2)
:
: x1^2+x2=8 (x1=sqrt(8-x2))
:
: Is is possible in R ? if not, do you know a (free) software that could do the
job ?

I don't think R has this capability built in but you could try a computer algebra system. Yacas (http://yacas.sourceforge.net) as well as a number of others are free. Here is your calculation in yacas:

C:\yacas>yacas
True;
This is Yacas version '1.0.54'.
Yacas is Free Software--Free as in Freedom--so you can redistribute Yacas or modify it under certain conditions. Yacas comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. See the GNU General Public License (GPL) for the full conditions. See http://yacas.sf.net for more information and documentation on Yacas.

Numeric mode: "Internal"
To exit Yacas, enter Exit(); or quit or Ctrl-c. Type ?? for help. Or type ?function for help on a function. Type 'restart' to restart Yacas.
To see example commands, keep typing Example(); In> Solve(x1+x2==8,x1);
Out> 8-x2;
In> Solve(x1^2+x2==8,x1);
Out> (8-x2)^(1/2);

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