MATLAB: Problem with simplify(x^(1/log(x)).

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>> sym x;
>> assume(x>0)
>> simplify(x^(1/log(x)),'IgnoreAnalyticConstraints',true)
>> ans = x^(1/log(x))
Note that x^(1/log(x))=e. Why won't this expression simplify?

Best Answer

  • Hi,
    have you tried increasing the number of simplification steps?
    >> simplify(x^(1/log(x)),'steps',10)
    ans =
    exp(1)