# Difference between revisions of "ApCoCoA-1:NCo.LW"

## NCo.LW

The leading word of a non-zero polynomial in a free monoid ring.

### Syntax

```NCo.LW(F:LIST):STRING
```

### Description

Please note: The function(s) explained on this page is/are using the ApCoCoAServer. You will have to start the ApCoCoAServer in order to use it/them.

Please set ring environment coefficient field K, alphabet (or set of indeterminates) X and ordering via the functions NCo.SetFp, NCo.SetX and NCo.SetOrdering, respectively, before using this function. The default coefficient field is Q, and the default ordering is the length-lexicographic ordering ("LLEX"). For more information, please check the relevant functions.

• @param F: a non-zero polynomial in K<X>. Each polynomial is represented as a LIST of LISTs, which are pairs of form [C, W] where C is a coefficient and W is a word (or term). Each polynomial is represented as a LIST of monomials, which are LISTs of the form [C, W] where W is a word in <X> and C is the coefficient of W. For example, the polynomial f=xy-y+1 is represented as F:=[[1,"xy"], [-1, "y"], [1,""]]. The zero polynomial 0 is represented as the empty LIST [].

• @return: a STRING which represents the leading term of F with respect to the current word ordering. If F=0, the function returns nothing.

#### Example

```NCo.SetX(<quotes>abc</quotes>);
F:=[[1,<quotes>ab</quotes>],[1,<quotes>aa</quotes>],[1,<quotes>bb</quotes>],[1,<quotes>bab</quotes>]];
NCo.LW(F); -- LLEX ordering (default ordering)
bab
-------------------------------
NCo.SetOrdering(<quotes>ELIM</quotes>);
NCo.LW(F);
aa
-------------------------------
NCo.LW([]);
```