Weird equation

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How can we solve an equation such as xy-yx = 1 without guessing?
 

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I'd solve that equation numerically, using mathematica or matlab.
 
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Is there no analytical method? Or is it just horrendously complicated?
 
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This question was asked about 150 years ago.
It was only answered recently.
You can find more about its solution somewhere on Wolfram .
 
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I can't find anything on it. Does anyone know what the class of equation is called?
 

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