# Difference between revisions of "ApCoCoA-1:NC.SetOrdering"

## NC.SetOrdering

Set a word ordering on the monoid of all words in a non-commutative polynomial ring.

### Syntax

```NC.SetOrdering(Ordering:STRING)
```

### Description

Note that the default ordering is "LLEX" (length-lexicographic ordering).

• @param Ordering: a string which indicates an (admissible) ordering. For the time being, the package supports "LLEX" (length-lexicographic ordering), "ELIM" (elimination ordering) and "LRLEX" (length-reverse-lexicographic ordering).

Let X=x_{1}x_{2}...x_{n}. We define the (left-to-right) lexicographic ordering "LEX" on <X> as follows. For two words W1, W2 in <X>, we say W1>_{Lex}W2 if we have W1=W2*W for some non-empty word W in <X>, or if we have W1=W*x_{i}*W3, W2=W*x_{j}*W4 for some words W,W3,W4 in <X> and some letters x_{i},x_{j} in X such that i<j. Thus, we have x_{1}>_{LEX}x_{2}>_{LEX}...>_{LEX}x_{n}. Note that "LEX" is not an admissible ordering on <X>. We define admissible orderings "LLEX", "ELIM" and "LRLEX" on <X> as follows.

• "LLEX": for two words W1, W2 in <X>, we say W1>_{LLEX}W2 if len(W1)>len(W2), or len(W1)=len(W2) and W1 is lexicographically larger than W2.

• "ELIM": it first compares the associated commutative terms lexicographically and then breaks ties using the non-commutative lexicographic orderin with respect to x_{1}>...>x_{n}. That is, for two words W1, W2 in <X>, we say W1>_{ELIM}W2 if W1 is lexicographically larger than W2 by considering W1, W2 as two terms in the commutative case, or W1=W2 by considering W1, W2 as two terms in the commutative case and W1>_{Lex}W2 (W1 is left-to-right lexicographically larger than W2 by considering W1, W2 as two words in the non-commutative case). Thus, the elimination ordering "ELIM" first eliminates the letter x_{1}, and then x_{2}, and then x_{3}, and so on and so forth.

• "LRLEX": for two words W1, W2 in <X>, we say W1>_{LRLEX}W2 if len(W1)>len(W2), or len(W1)=len(W2) and W1 is larger than W2 by right-to-left lexicographic ordering.

An admissible ordering on is called length compatible if len(W1)>len(W2) implies W1 is larger than W2 for all W1, W2 in <X>. For instance, "LLEX" and "LRLEX" are length compatible while "ELIM" is not.

#### Example

```NC.RingEnv();
Coefficient ring : Q
Ordering : LLEX
-------------------------------
NC.SetOrdering(<quotes>ELIM</quotes>);
NC.RingEnv();
Coefficient ring : Q
Ordering : ELIM
-------------------------------
```