This is documentation for Mathematica 8, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

# Normal

 Normal[expr]converts expr to a normal expression, from a variety of special forms.
• Normal[expr] converts a power series to a normal expression by truncating higher-order terms.
• Normal[expr] converts GraphicsComplex objects into ordinary lists of graphics primitives and directives.
• When additional "data types" are introduced, Normal should be defined to convert them, when possible, to normal expressions.
Create a normal dense list from a sparse array:
Create a normal expression from a series expansion:
Create a normal dense list from a sparse array:
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Create a normal expression from a series expansion:
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 Scope   (3)
Convert RootSum objects to Root objects:
Typically the RootSum objects will give more accurate numerical values:
Convert from a GraphicsComplex object to graphics primitives:
Both forms produce the same image:
Normal will affect expressions nested inside other expressions:
 Applications   (1)
Compare the actual error to the theoretical asymptotic error for a difference quotient: