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## thanks, but ......

Ok, thanks.

In this case, we knew from my manual calculation, that partial fractions look nice.

What would you have done, if you didn't know, how the best looking expression is structured and you are only guessing, that there could be some better form, than the original?

## thanks, but ......

Ok, thanks.

In this case, we knew from my manual calculation, that partial fractions look nice.

What would you have done, if you didn't know, how the best looking expression is structured and you are only guessing, that there could be some better form, than the original?

## How to learn this?...

Thank you for your help ! I'll add these to my private collection of usefull Maple-tricks.

How do you proceed, when you get a result and "feel" that there should/could be a simpler form? Try and error?

Can you recommend a method to learn the different "formating"-functions? collect alone has more than 100 variants. As a beginner with Maple it is very time consuming to understand what they (and the other related functions) do.

I'm using mainly the help system.

The background of my question is, that I use Maple mainly as a kind of intelligent typewriter to prepare course material. So I'm mainly interested in good looking, human readable formulas and calculation paths, not in (numerical) results to solve real world problems.

## How to learn this?...

Thank you for your help ! I'll add these to my private collection of usefull Maple-tricks.

How do you proceed, when you get a result and "feel" that there should/could be a simpler form? Try and error?

Can you recommend a method to learn the different "formating"-functions? collect alone has more than 100 variants. As a beginner with Maple it is very time consuming to understand what they (and the other related functions) do.

I'm using mainly the help system.

The background of my question is, that I use Maple mainly as a kind of intelligent typewriter to prepare course material. So I'm mainly interested in good looking, human readable formulas and calculation paths, not in (numerical) results to solve real world problems.

Thank you, Joe Riel !

To get a variable  is easy:

alias(=YB)

To get the bar above Y, you press Ctrl + Shift + " and then Underline

A little bit tougher is , but possible with

alias(conjugate(`Y*`)=YAB)

Remenber, with lprint(%) you can always check the internal name of the variable and learn how to compose special ones.

Thank you, Joe Riel !

To get a variable  is easy:

alias(=YB)

To get the bar above Y, you press Ctrl + Shift + " and then Underline

A little bit tougher is , but possible with

alias(conjugate(`Y*`)=YAB)

Remenber, with lprint(%) you can always check the internal name of the variable and learn how to compose special ones.

## Thanks, it helps - a bit...

Thank you. It works, when I assign a numerical value, but not always in an algebraic context.

Entering (a - a^*)^2

I get:

... and it talks about "HermitianTranspose"

Or entering L:=(pi - pi^*)^2 + (y - y^*)^2

results in

(y - ¯y)2

The first term ist completely lost.

I found a solution, but it requires a lot of work:  You have to select the variable, right click or choose in the menu "Format" --> "Convert to" --> "Atomic Identifier".

This has to be done every time you enter a variable like y* - quite cumbersome, as a need this a lot.

## Thanks, it helps - a bit...

Thank you. It works, when I assign a numerical value, but not always in an algebraic context.

Entering (a - a^*)^2

I get:

... and it talks about "HermitianTranspose"

Or entering L:=(pi - pi^*)^2 + (y - y^*)^2

results in

(y - ¯y)2

The first term ist completely lost.

I found a solution, but it requires a lot of work:  You have to select the variable, right click or choose in the menu "Format" --> "Convert to" --> "Atomic Identifier".

This has to be done every time you enter a variable like y* - quite cumbersome, as a need this a lot.

## Perfect! Thanks....

Perfect ! Works like a charm.

Thank you!

## Perfect! Thanks....

Perfect ! Works like a charm.

Thank you!

## you are right !...

Ohh. I overlooked this.

Thank you !

## you are right !...

Ohh. I overlooked this.

Thank you !

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