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The coefficient ring for a CoCoA polynomial ring may be any ring
R
:
1. ZZ: (arbitrarily large) integer numbers;
2. QQ: (arbitrarily large) rational numbers;
3. ZZ/(N);
4. R[a,b,c];
5. K(a,b,c); ....
The first two types of coefficients are based on the GNUgmp library.
Some operations work only when coefficients are in a field
(a meaningful error message will be thrown).
NOTE: inside
define/enddefine
the toplevel variables
ZZ
and
QQ
are not directly visible.
Use
RingZZ()
or
RingQQ()
instead (or import them
with
TopLevel
).
/**/ R ::= QQ[x,y]; R;
/**/ S ::= ZZ/(5)[t]; S;
/**/  NOTE: "::=" for special syntax C[X], ":=" for normal function call
/**/ QQi ::= QQ[i];
/**/ K := NewQuotientRing(QQi, ideal(RingElem(QQi, "i^2+1")));
/**/ U ::= K[u,v]; U;
