I was trying to see if Maple contains equivalent to Mathematica FreeQ command to check inside a proc if an input expression contains an "x" or not. I could not find such command in Maple. So now I call indets(), which is a nice function, that tells me all the symbols in the expression, then use member() to check.
Would this be correct way to do this? Here is an example
if member(x,s) then
print(`yes, x is there`);
I can't use patmatch() for this, as I do not know what the expression will look like yet, I just needed to know if it contains an "x" (in this case), a free symbol "x", and that is all.
I thought to ask if there is a better way to do this.