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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>
>



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