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What happened to MonomialList?

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  • Subject: [mg24769] What happened to MonomialList?
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 00:31:51 -0400 (EDT)
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Recently, I have been doing quite a lot of computations using GroebnerBasis.
The last time I used it so extensively was with version 3, and I have been
having a strange feeling that things used to be easier then. Particularly I
was not very happy that I have had to program a number of basic functions
myself from scratch, e.g. a LeadingTerm (with respect to a given
MonomialOrder) function. Then I looked at my old notebooks and realized
something really strange. The MonomialList function has disappeared and
nothing seems to have been provided in its place. What is more weird is that
MonomialList still appears in the Documentation for GroebnerBasis:

MonomialList[ poly, {x1, ..., xn}] gives a list of the monomials in poly in
the order used by  GroebnerBasis. MonomialList takes the same options as

But unlike Mathematica 3.0, 4.0 knowsn nothing about MonomialList:

Information::"notfound": "Symbol \!\(\"MonomialList\"\) not found."

Any explanation?

Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University, JAPAN

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