Is there anyway to display the result? I'm using ptc mathcad prime 126.96.36.199
Attach the Prime worksheet please.
Without seeing we can only guess.
In general you can assign the result of the symbolic evaluation to a variable. If the result is an array (vector or matrix) you can use the submatrix function to extract a portion of it, which might be small enough for display.
But, as said: Attach the worksheet.
Sometimes, adding a "simplify" you can get a readable result without that message.
Or sometimes may "simplify,max" do the trick.
Unfortunately most of the time you'll have to live with the fact of not being able to actually see the "large" symbolic result. But sometimes it is doubtful anyway whether you really want to see the result. As the error message states, even though the result is not displayed, it still can be used numerically by assigning it a variable or function.
Just found this in the knowledgebase at Article - CS217344:
<userSettings> <Spirit.Properties.Settings> <setting name="SymbolicResultMaximumSize" serializeAs="String"> <value>600</value> </setting> </Spirit.Properties.Settings> </userSettings>
PTC claims it's solved now.
I'm afraid the value has to be increased to ridiculously large values, considering:
And I've increased it by a factor of 1000 and still no result from the cubic solve.
(Not in Prime 7, nor in Prime 8.)
I wonder who can show it working...Prime file attached
No success with Prime 9, too. I increased the value in steps up to 20 000 000 (of course quitting and restarting Prime every time as the config file possibly is only read at start time).
I would say its a typical 'solution' made by PTC ...
The KB article mentions the file MathcadPrime.exe.config, but this file is not used by Prime 7. If I delete it, nothing happens when launching Prime 7. If I however delete the file MathcadPrime.exe.V7.config, then Prime suddenly realises it's lost its configuration. That file (in contrast to the ....exe.config file) does contain the section with the "SymbolicResult..." setting, with its value of 600.
If I increase that to 6000000 then.... no luck either.
In that ...exe.V7.config file exists another section with a "Spirit..." subsection. So I copied the setting over and... no luck.
Yes, typical PTC.
Incidentally, for those interested in what the solution might look like: