# [seqfan] Re: Maple program

Frank Adams-watters franktaw at netscape.net
Sat Oct 24 17:56:53 CEST 2020

```Thank you, Brendan. That does answer my question. Given that behavior by Maple, I agree with the program as it is.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brendan McKay <Brendan.McKay at anu.edu.au>
To: seqfan at list.seqfan.eu
Sent: Fri, Oct 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Subject: [seqfan] Re: Maple program

After   isA081258 := n -> max(numtheory[factorset](n^3-1)) <= n,
isA081258(10) returns "37 <= 10", not false.  This is OK in this
example because it is evaluated as false by the 'if' statement in
the following loop.

It isn't OK in general.  For example even though isA081258(10)
and isA081258(11) are both false inequalities, the test
isA081258(10) = isA081258(11)
evaluates as false even in an 'if' statement.

If you actually want an actual false or true value,
isA081258 := n -> evalb(max(numtheory[factorset](n^3-1)) <= n)
will do it.

(tested in Maple 2018)

Brendan.

On 24/10/20 4:16 am, israel at math.ubc.ca wrote:
> There is no reason.  Even simpler would be
>
> isA081258 := n -> max(numtheory[factorset](n^3-1)) <= n:
>
> Cheers,
> Robert
> On Oct 23 2020, Frank Adams-watters via SeqFan wrote:
>
>> I'm looking at A081258. The Maple program there has the statement:
>>
>>        if max(op(%)) <= n then
>>                true;
>>        else
>>                false;
>>        end if;
>>
>> I'm not familiar with Maple, but is there any reason to write this
>> instead of just
>>
>>        max(op(%)) <= n;
>>
>> Franklin T. Adams-Watters
>>
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