Re: Overriding Division Notation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg26584] Re: [mg26570] Overriding Division Notation*From*: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx>*Date*: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 01:51:58 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200101060323.WAA23271@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

If your problem is just displaying, you may convert the quotient into a string and display it thus. E.g., In[1]:= displayQuotient[x_, y_] := ToString[x] <> " " <> ToString[y] <> "^-1" In[2]:= displayQuotient[x, y] Out[2]= x y^-1 If you want further to use the displayed quotient as a normal expression, In[33]:= ToExpression[%] Out[3]= x/y Tomas Garza Mexico City ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Hersh" <frumple*NOSPAM* at home.com> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg26584] [mg26570] Overriding Division Notation > Hello, > > I need for division (a/b) to be displayed not as the usual > > a > - > b > > > but as the product a b^-1 (the order matters!). > > Is there anyway to prevent Mathematic from automically displaying a/b as > the former notation? > > Jeff > -- > Jeffrey Hersh,PhD > > Remove the *NOSPAM* to reply. > > <insert amusing quote here> >

**References**:**Overriding Division Notation***From:*Jeff Hersh <frumple*NOSPAM*@home.com>