The package no longer depends on

**RcppArmadillo**.The functions

`permuteVariables`

and`swapVariables`

generated an error for a constant`qspray`

or a`qspray`

having only one term.New function

`isHomogeneousQspray`

, to check whether a`qspray`

polynomial is homogeneous.The

`HallInnerProduct`

function has been greatly improved, and it is now possible to get the result of the Hall inner product with a symbolic parameter (this result is a univariate`qspray`

whose variable represents the parameter).

The C++ code has now a large header file that can be used in other packages (by setting

`LinkingTo: qspray, Rcpp, RcppArmadillo`

in the DESCRIPTION file). It is used by two upcoming packages:**ratioOfQsprays**(fractions of multivariate polynomials) and**symbolicQspray**(multivariate polynomials with symbolic parameters). Moreover, this code is templated. For example, multivariate polynomials with numeric (`double`

) coefficients can be represented by the objects of type`Qspray<double>`

, and instantiating this type automatically makes available the arithmetic operations for these polynomials.The

`show`

method of`qspray`

objects has been changed. The monomial previously printed as`"x^(2, 0, 3)"`

is now printed by default as`"x^2.z^3"`

if there are no more than three variables in the polynomial, otherwise it is printed as`"x1^2.x3^3"`

. But it is now possible to control the way a`qspray`

is printed with the help of the function`showQsprayOption<-`

. Helper functions to construct a custom`show`

method are provided.The

**README**has been updated. In particular, it contains a large section about the show options.New function

`substituteQspray`

, to substitute some values to a subset of the variables of a`qspray`

polynomial.New function

`composeQspray`

, to get the polynomial obtained by substituting the variables of a polynomial with polynomials. The new function`changeVariables`

is an alias of`composeQspray`

.New function

`isPolynomialOf`

, to check whether a`qspray`

polynomial can be written as a polynomial of some given`qspray`

polynomials, and to get this polynomial in case this is true. This uses Gröbner bases and thus this can be slow.New function

`isSymmetricQspray`

, to check whether the polynomial defined by a`qspray`

object is symmetric.There was an error in

`qdivision`

(without severe consequences).The function

`as.function.qspray`

now has a Boolean argument`N`

; if set to`TRUE`

, the function returns a numerical approximation of the result.New function

`PSFpoly`

, which computes the power sum polynomials.New function

`MSPcombination`

, to get a symmetric`qspray`

polynomial as a linear combination of the monomial symmetric polynomials.New function

`compactSymmetricQspray`

which prints a symmetric`qspray`

polynomial as a linear combination of the monomial symmetric polynomials.New function

`qsprayDivision`

, returning the quotient and the remainder of the division of a`qspray`

polynomial by a`qspray`

polynomial.New function

`HallInnerProduct`

, which computes the Hall inner product between two symmetric`qspray`

polynomials. Very inefficient (will be hopefully improved in the future).New function

`characteristicPolynomial`

, to get the characteristic polynomial of a square matrix as a`qspray`

polynomial.

Unit tests.

The polynomials are now printed with the lexicographic order of the monomials.

New function

`implicitization`

, to transform a system of parametric equations to an implicit equation. This is based on Gröbner bases. This doesn’t always work (use the ‘giacR’ package if needed).The division step in the Buchberger algorithm is now performed in C++.

The

`groebner`

function has been considerably improved, but it still can be very slow.

The implementation of the opposite polynomial was wrong (it did nothing).

The pretty form of a polynomial returned by

`prettyQspray`

has been improved: now there are spaces around ‘+’ and ‘-’.The division of a polynomial by a

`bigq`

number did not always work.New function

`groebner`

, to compute a Gröbner basis.

Fixed a small error in the C++ code.

Differentiation of `qspray`

polynomials (functions
`derivQspray`

and `dQspray`

).

The package does not depend on ‘RcppCGAL’ neither ‘RcppEigen’ anymore. It now imports ‘RationalMatrix’ (to compute the determinant of a rational matrix).

Removed a useless function in the C++ code.

First release.