Having an issue with Octave and Symbolic

So i’ve installed the Symbolic package into Octave the way octave said to and i loaded it as well. However, when i try to run the ‘syms’ command in gives me this strange error. I have python installed and up to date as well as sympy.

octave:2> syms x y
warning: the 'syms' function belongs to the symbolic package from Octave Forge
which you have installed but not loaded.  To load the package, run 'pkg
load symbolic' from the Octave prompt.

Please read <https://www.octave.org/missing.html> to learn how you can
contribute missing functionality.
error: 'syms' undefined near line 1 column 1
octave:2> pkg load symbolic
octave:3> syms x y         
Symbolic pkg v2.9.0: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/sympy/__init__.py:672: SymPyDeprecationWarning: 

importing sympy.core.compatibility with 'from sympy import *' has been
deprecated since SymPy 1.6. Use import sympy.core.compatibility
instead. See https://github.com/sympy/sympy/issues/18245 for more
info.

  self.Warn(
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "<stdin>", line 12, in octoutput_drv
  File "<stdin>", line 54, in octoutput
  File "<stdin>", line 55, in octoutput
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/sympy/__init__.py", line 677, in __getattr__
    return getattr(self.mod, name)
AttributeError: module 'sympy.core.compatibility' has no attribute 'integer_types'
Waiting...............warning: readblock: timeout of 30 exceeded, breaking out
warning: called from
    readblock at line 101 column 7
    python_ipc_popen2 at line 99 column 16
    python_ipc_driver at line 62 column 15
    pycall_sympy__ at line 163 column 11
    valid_sym_assumptions at line 38 column 10
    assumptions at line 82 column 7
    syms at line 97 column 13
no output so far

error: ipc_popen2: something wrong? timed out starting python
error: called from
    python_ipc_popen2 at line 101 column 7
    python_ipc_driver at line 62 column 15
    pycall_sympy__ at line 163 column 11
    valid_sym_assumptions at line 38 column 10
    assumptions at line 82 column 7
    syms at line 97 column 13
octave:3> 

This is the important bit:

syms seems to be outdated and you need to:

  • File a bug with the syms developer
    OR
  • Change the code yourself

:sob: