Bill Allombert on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:55:33 +0200

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Re: annoying symbols in logfiles

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 06:50:10PM +0200, Vasily Golyshev wrote:
> Hello,
> here's how Pari logs the session in a log file
> on my fresh install from .deb:
>  GP/PARI CALCULATOR Version 2.5.5 (released)
>           amd64 running linux (x86-64/GMP-5.1.2 kernel) 64-bit version
>        compiled: Sep 30 2013, gcc-4.8.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.8.1-10ubuntu4)
>      (readline v6.3 enabled [was v6.2 in Configure], extended help enabled)
> [0;33m ?   [0;34m fi=zetakinit(y^2+3);
>   [0;33m ?   [0;34m ze=zetak(fi,3)/zeta(3)
> %77 = 0.88402381175007985674305791687101180775

> How can one get rid of the extra symbols? Should I recompile using
> Configure/Make?

Use the script gpflog (in /usr/share/doc/pari-gp/misc/gpflog on your
system) to remove them from the log.

If you want to upgrade, since you are using zetakinit, I suggest you
try our development snapshot
and use the new lfun() function, which is much more reliable
than zetakinit/zetak.