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The `d Y` (`calc-yacas-language`

) command selects the
conventions of Yacas, a free computer algebra system. While the
operators and functions in Yacas are similar to those of Calc, the names
of built-in functions in Yacas are capitalized. The Calc formula
‘`sin(2 x)`’, for example, is entered and displayed ‘`Sin(2 x)`’
in Yacas mode, and ‘`arcsin(x^2)`’ is ‘`ArcSin(x^2)`’ in Yacas
mode. Complex numbers are written are written ‘`3 + 4 I`’.
The standard special constants are written `Pi`

, `E`

,
`I`

, `GoldenRatio`

and `Gamma`

. `Infinity`

represents both `inf`

and `uinf`

, and `Undefined`

represents `nan`

.

Certain operators on functions, such as `D`

for differentiation
and `Integrate`

for integration, take a prefix form in Yacas. For
example, the derivative of ‘`e^x sin(x)`’ can be computed with
‘`D(x) Exp(x)*Sin(x)`’.

Other notable differences between Yacas and standard Calc expressions
are that vectors and matrices use curly braces in Yacas, and subscripts
use square brackets. If, for example, ‘`A`’ represents the list
‘`{a,2,c,4}`’, then ‘`A[3]`’ would equal ‘`c`’.