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Re: Precedence

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  • Subject: [mg60281] Re: Precedence
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 06:46:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <dfrgpu$fr6$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


not in a portable way because the precedence is 
hard coded in
you will find there lines like
0x00B7  \[CenterDot]  ($.$   $&CenterDot;$ 
$\cdot$   $\centerdot$)  Infix  530  None  3  3
and the number after "Infix" gives you precedence.


"Xerxes" <Xerxes314 at> schrieb im 
Newsbeitrag news:dfrgpu$fr6$1 at
| Hi all,
| I've been writing a package using Mathematica to 
do lattice
| perturbation theory. As a part of my package, 
I'd like to
| define my own matrix multiplication, which I 
call dotm. Since
| CenterDot looks pretty and has no previous 
assignment, I've
| used it as both the input and output format of 
dotm. However,
| I run into problems when I try to type things 
| Y[x].g A[x].Y[x+a]
| where the . should be imagined to be CenterDot. 
Because the
| precedence of the . is higher than the 
precedence of the
| multiplication, this gives (Y.g)(A.Y) instead of 
| I know I can attach a TagBox to the CenterDot to 
force it to
| have lower precedence, but that ruins the 
convenience of typing
| esc-.-esc to get the dot. Is there some other 
way to teach
| Mathematica to use a lower precedence?
| Xerxes

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