Re: Eliminating Annoying Minus Signs

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• Subject: [mg58770] Re: [mg58756] Eliminating Annoying Minus Signs
• From: yehuda ben-shimol <bsyehuda at gmail.com>
• Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 13:03:15 -0400 (EDT)
• Reply-to: yehuda ben-shimol <bsyehuda at gmail.com>
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```Hi David,
Although not documented it seems that both Numerator and Denominator
are listable so
(-Numerator[#])/(-Denominator[#])&[test]
or
test//(-Numerator[#])/(-Denominator[#])&
will do the same without mapping.
yehuda

On 7/17/05, David Park <djmp at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Yehuda,
>
> Thanks. That seems pretty good.
>
> We could turn this into a routine that could be mapped onto terms more
> generally in an expression.
>
> NDSignSwitch = (-Numerator[#])/(-Denominator[#]) &;
>
> test = {-((2*x)/(-1 + z)), -((2*y)/(-1 + z)), -1};
>
> NDSignSwitch /@ test
> {(2*x)/(1 - z), (2*y)/(1 - z), -1}
>
> David Park
>
>
>
> From: yehuda ben-shimol [mailto:bsyehuda at gmail.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
> Hi David,
> (- Numerator /@ test)/(- Denominator /@ test)
> this is not error prone.
> I'm almost certaint that there is more efficient way of doing this.
> I'll try to find it later
> regards
> yehuda
>
>

```

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