## 1162 Reputation

12 years, 159 days
East Grinstead, United Kingdom

## Can you explain?...

In the first post I had set a,b,c,d.  See attached. If this fatally flawed? I dont quite understand your answer.

## Figured it out...

I worked it out

```a, b, c, d := 1, -1, 1, -1;
if (a, b, c, d) = (1, 0, 1, -1) then
print("foo");
elif (a, b, c, d) = (1, 1, 1, -1) then
print("bar");
elif (a, b, c, d) = (1, -1, 1, -1) then
print("foo-bar");
elif (a, b, c, d) = (0, -1, 1, -1) then
print("no-foo-bar");
end if;
```

## An improvement to handle 1/(h+1) in coef...

@tomleslie I ran into a situation where the procedure didn't work. I got to work.

`a[h]/(h + 1) as a coefficient caused a failure`
```getCP1 := proc(t, var := x)
local cf, varpwr;
if not has(t, var) then
return <0, t>;
elif op(-1, t) = var then
return <1, `*`(op([1 .. -2], t))>;
else varpwr, cf := selectremove(has, [op(t)], var);
return <op(-1, op(varpwr)), `*`(op(cf))>;
end if;
end proc;

```

## Both very good answers...

@dharr @tomleslie   Dharr. That is clever. Totally missed it myself.  Tomsile yes that is what I am looking for.

## Thank you...

@vv @acer The docoument contained a various mixture of things I had tried.  continuous I see why now plotting from alpha=-1..1, m=2,n=3 there is a cusp.

## Not surprised it does not give an answer...

The square root of 3 can be positive or negative. So how should sign know which one should be referenced?

## Maple could make it easier...

@acer Thank you. Maple could make the hyper insertion box select a bit more general. Shall study those links tonight.

## Opened with Geogebra...

@dharr  Oh mine ".ggb" opened with Geogebra fine. Also tested a PDF which opened with Adobe too. Thanks for the explination.

## Success:-question differences between / ...

@dharr Thank you. This works fine for me.  file://localhost\C:\Users\Ronan\Documents\GeoGebra\UHG 4.ggb

but file:\\localhost\C:;\Users\.......   forces to  http://file:\\localhost\C:\Users\Ronan\Documents\GeoGebra\UHG 4.ggb which does not work.

I notice you used all forward slashes "/ " which also work.

Is there a particular rule on the use of  \ and / in directory and file naming. I know I have had problems  on this before with Maple and library's

## Open file in Geogebra...

@acer Ideally I would like the link to open the file in geogebra,  or for the sake of the principle, open a MS Office file with Word, Excel, etc.

## Hind sight 20:20 vision...

@Carl Love Yes, I do understand. I appreciate you help. I was wandering around trying different things.Easy miss the typos doing that.  That is what I was trying to communicate.

@Carl Love Yes. I had tried the sequence of strings which worked in one test. Then when I hit problem I thought it might be the commands.  Yes I was trying the unevaluation quotes too. Just my bad typing.

## I See...

@tomleslie  Thank you. The Isee came about because sometimes I want to use one of my routines from inside a package to answer a question here. showstat puts in line numbers and Describe doesnt normally give the whole procedure

Make it easy to copy and paste.

```Isee(CrossingNumber);
proc(A::list, B::list, C::list, E::list)
local s1, s2, s3, s4;
description " Determines if AB crosses CE.   Returns 1 or -1 if cros\
ses, 0 if does not cross or undefined if alined";
s1 := RonanRoutines:-SignedArea(A, B, C);
s2 := RonanRoutines:-SignedArea(A, B, E);
s3 := RonanRoutines:-SignedArea(C, E, B);
s4 := RonanRoutines:-SignedArea(C, E, A);
if s1 = 0 and s2 = 0 and s3 = 0 and s4 = 0 then
'undefined';
elif 0 <= signum(s1) and signum(s2) <= 0 then
if 0 <= signum(s3) and signum(s4) <= 0 then -1; end if;
elif signum(s1) <= 0 and 0 <= signum(s2) then
if signum(s3) <= 0 and 0 <= signum(s4) then 1; end if;
else
0;
end if;
end proc
showstat(CrossingNumber);

RonanRoutines:-CrossingNumber := proc(A::list, B::list, C::list, E::list)
local s1, s2, s3, s4;
1   s1 := RonanRoutines:-SignedArea(A,B,C);
2   s2 := RonanRoutines:-SignedArea(A,B,E);
3   s3 := RonanRoutines:-SignedArea(C,E,B);
4   s4 := RonanRoutines:-SignedArea(C,E,A);
5   if s1 = 0 and s2 = 0 and s3 = 0 and s4 = 0 then
6       'undefined'
elif 0 <= signum(s1) and signum(s2) <= 0 then
7       if 0 <= signum(s3) and signum(s4) <= 0 then
8           -1
end if
elif signum(s1) <= 0 and 0 <= signum(s2) then
9       if signum(s3) <= 0 and 0 <= signum(s4) then
10           1
end if
else
11       0
end if
end proc
```
```Describe(CrossingNumber);

#  Determines if AB crosses CE. Returns 1 or -1 if crosses, 0 if does not cross
# or undefined if alined
s=00000289E0D8ED68, invalid component 8,3 of PROC
```

## Single row Matrix Vs Vector...

@Carl Love @acer  Thank you for your answers. I see the single row matricec can be multiplied as a cross product just the same a vectors and the answer is a vector.  I guess it would be sloppy and bad practice to use single row martices as vectors. Also when using whattype  which I am.  Are there any other obvious dangers?

## There is an extensive answer here...

This is a good thread on your question. It might give you some ideas.

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