• TimeConstraint is an option for Simplify and FullSimplify which gives the maximum number of seconds for which to try any particular transformation on any subpart of an expression.
• Settings for TimeConstraint give only the maximum time to be spent in doing a particular transformation on a particular subpart; the total time spent in processing the whole expression may be considerably larger.
• Changing the setting for TimeConstraint
will never affect the validity of a result obtained from Simplify
, but smaller settings may prevent the simplest possible form from being found.
• Since different computer systems run at different speeds, the same setting for TimeConstraint can lead to different results on different systems.
• New in Version 3.