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Re: Descending order

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg71738] Re: Descending order
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:03:48 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <ekecm8$p4$1@smc.vnet.net>

Bruno Campanini wrote:
> After Evaluation, is it possible to have Mathematica 5.2
> ordering descending instead of ascending?
> 
> I.e.
>             x^4 + x^3 + x^2 + x
> instead of
>             x + x^2 + x^3 + x^4
> 
> Bruno 
> 
> 

In[1]:=
x+x^2+x^3+x^4//TraditionalForm

Out[1]
x^4 + x^3 + x^2 + x

For more detail explanations and alternatives solutions, see the 
technical FAQ titled "How can I change the order of the terms in a 
polynomial?" at 
http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica/mathematics/algebra/polynomialsorting.html

Regards,
Jean-Marc


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