[Maxima] How do you order terms this way (My E-mail in Plain Text)
rvh2007 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 21 11:02:15 CDT 2008
Rat does not work. I would like to comment on the "right" way to display a polynomial in more than one variable. There is no right way, there is however a personal preference that some people have. I don't always want my results in term degree order, but there should be a way to do it. I like to customize my applications to my personal preferences. But I do not expect others to conform to my preferences so this option should be configurable through a package perhaps somewhat like the format package.
From: "Richard Fateman" <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu>
To: "'Richard Hennessy'" <rvh2007 at comcast.net>
Cc: maxima at math.utexas.edu
Date: Sun, Apr-20-2008 9:50 PM
Subject: RE: [Maxima] How do you order terms this way
if that doesn't work for you, then I suspect the simplest alternative
is that you try to accomodate your own notions of what the right order is to what maxima provides.
From: maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu [mailto:maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Hennessy
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 6:08 PM
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Subject: [Maxima] How do you order terms this way
If I have the quadratic surface in x and y
a*x^2 +b*y^2+d*x*y+e*x+f*y +g = 0
I want Maxima to print out this formula in the order above but when I enter it it changes it to
I want the terms in order of degree so that x^n*y^m would come before x^(n-1)*y^m and also before x^n*y^(m-1) etc...
Is there a way? I can't find a function for that in the help.
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