Re: TraditionalForm ordering

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg80279] Re: [mg80217] TraditionalForm ordering*From*: Carl Woll <carlw at wolfram.com>*Date*: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 04:51:18 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200708150812.EAA09733@smc.vnet.net>

Chris Chiasson wrote: >Is there some way to retain TraditionalForm, but have held expressions >maintain their original order? For instance, it would be useful if I >could make the expression below print as b+a instead of a+b. Are there >any secret options to TraditionalForm that do that? > >TraditionalForm@HoldForm[b+a] > > Use the undocumented function PolynomialForm: TraditionalForm @ PolynomialForm[HoldForm[b + a], TraditionalOrder -> False] Carl Woll Wolfram Research >Bonus points: >Explain the output of this command in terms of the pattern matching of >FormatValues, Attributes, and DefaultValues of Times. > >Grid[Outer[HoldForm@Times[1,##,1]&,{2,a,1},{2,a,1}],Dividers->All] > > >

**References**:**TraditionalForm ordering***From:*"Chris Chiasson" <chris@chiasson.name>