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Re: SugarCube

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  • Subject: [mg62493] Re: [mg62460] SugarCube
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 02:46:43 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 25 Nov 2005, at 16:24, Steven T. Hatton wrote:

> In a fresh session I can type Names["SugarCube"] and get a hit.   
> If  I type
> Information[SugarCube], all I get is
> In[3]:= Information[SugarCube]
> System`SugarCube
> Attributes[SugarCube] = {Protected}
> Do I want to know what SugarCube is?

I suspect this is something related to GroebnerBasis, more exactly to  
the "choice of strategy" in the Buchberger algorithm. I have seen  
phrases like "sugar cube' and "sugar flavour" in this context. I  
might be completely wrong, but if I am right than Daniel Lichtblau  
can explain  this (as he would  then surely be the person who put  
SugarCube into the System context).
But then I may be totally off the mark.

Andrzej Kozlowski

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