I have an expression of substitution rule / equation, where the right-hand-side has numerous terms. When I tried calling simplify(_), it returned an error that I think is coming when the algorithm tries to run on both sides of the equation.
So I used get_rhs() from the manip library,
extemp = manip.getrhs(exp_full);
and performed the simplification steps on extemp.
However now extemp is not an equation, so when I use the function multiply_through() - I get an error.
My two questions are:
(1) Is there a way to multiply an expression which is not an equation by a factor, like multiply_through does
(2) How do I "return" the value of my non-equation ex_temp into an equation expression? like
exfullnew := Y -> (ex_temp);
I assume it has something to do with nodes of expressions. In the manual section I see a list of functions under cdb.utils.node, but they all return values, not updating them.
Thanks in advance,