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Thanks for Rearrangement & Format

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  • Subject: [mg5438] Thanks for Rearrangement & Format
  • From: Susan Rempe <rempe at>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 00:26:13 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Thanks to all who responded to my 2 questions.
The answers I liked best are the following:

1).  To replace a term in a function without
     letting rearrangement occur, clear the
     attributes of the operator(s) and make
     orderless.  Explicitly order terms with Sort.

      In[195]:= t=a+b+c+d;  
      In[196]:= ClearAttributes[Plus,Orderless]
      In[197]:= t[[3]]=x 
      In[198]:= t 
      Out[198]= a + b + x + d 
      In[199]:= Sort[%] 
      Out[199]= a + b + d + x

2).  To write a string and an expression to file,

      In[210]:= gm=Cos[theta];  
      In[211]:= OpenWrite["foo.m",FormatType->FortranForm];  
      In[212]:= WriteString["foo.m", "gm(",12,",",12,")="];   
      In[213]:= Write["foo.m",gm];  
      In[214]:= !!foo.m 

Thanks again to everyone for helping me out.

Susan Rempe

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