The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » Inactive » comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Implicit Times
Replies: 4   Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 1:50 AM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Dave Snead

Posts: 52
Registered: 12/13/04
Re: Implicit Times
Posted: Nov 11, 2012 3:56 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

Thanks, but the issue is not defining the operator.
The issue is Mathematica's implicit assumption of a Times (*) when there's a
space between variables.
The NonCommutativeMultiply (**) already exists.

So when I input
x y//FullForm
I want Mathematica to return
instead of

Of course I want the explicit Times (*) to
still work the same as before,

--Dave Snead

-----Original Message-----
From: James Stein
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2012 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: Implicit Times

Read this Mathematica reference on "operators without built-in meanings".
I assume you could define, e.g., 'CircleTimes' to return whatever function
(including non-commutative multiply) you wish.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Dave Snead <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Mathematica assumes Times (*) when two expressions are
> juxtaposed with no explicit intervening binary operator
> (ex., x y is interpreted as x*y).
> I want to change this behavior so it assumes a
> NonCommutativeMultiply (**) instead.
> Is this possible?
> Thanks in advance,
> Dave Snead

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.