sysorder
Compare objects according to the internal order
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sysorder(object1
, object2
)
sysorder(object1, object2)
returns TRUE
if
the MuPAD^{®} internal order of object1
is less
than or equal to the order of object2
. Otherwise, FALSE
is
returned.
The exceptions are domains.
One should not try and use the internal order to sort objects according to specific criteria. E.g., its does not necessarily reflect the natural ordering of numbers or strings. Further, the internal order may differ between different MuPAD versions.
The only feature one may rely upon is its uniqueness. Cf. Example 2.
We give some examples how sysorder
behaves
in the current MuPAD version. For numbers, the internal order is equal
to the natural order:
sysorder(3, 4) = bool(3 <= 4), sysorder(45, 33) = bool(45 <= 33), sysorder(0, 4) = bool(0 <= 4)
sysorder(1/3, 1/4) = bool(1/3 <= 1/4), sysorder(4, 2) = bool(4 <= 2), sysorder(4, 2) = bool(4 <= 2)
We give a simple application of sysorder
.
Suppose, we want to implement a function f
, say,
whose only known property is its skewness f(x) = f(x)
.
Expressions involving f
should be simplified automatically,
e.g., f(x) + f(x)
should yield zero for any argument x
.
To achieve this, we use sysorder
to decide, whether
a call f(x)
should return f(x)
or f(x)
:
f := proc(x) begin if sysorder(x, x) then return(procname(x)) else return(procname(x)) end_if; end_proc:
For numerical arguments, f
prefers to rewrite
itself with positive arguments:
f(3), f(3), f(4.5), f(4.5), f(2/3), f(2/3)
For other arguments, the result is difficult to predict:
f(x), f(x), f(sqrt(2) + 1), f(sqrt(2)  1)
With this implementation, expressions involving f
simplify
automatically:
f(x) + f(x)  f(3)*f(x) + f(3)*f(x) + sin(f(7)) + sin(f(7))
delete f:

Arbitrary MuPAD objects 