# tidy

From permutations v1.0-5
by Robin K S Hankin

##### Utilities to neaten permutation objects

Various utilities to neaten word objects by removing fixed elements

- Keywords
- symbolmath

##### Usage

```
tidy(x)
trim(x)
```

##### Arguments

- x
Object of class

`word`

, or in the case of`tidy()`

, coerced to class`word`

##### Details

Function `trim()`

takes a `word`

and, starting from the right,
strips off columns corresponding to fixed elements until it finds a
non-fixed element. This makes no sense for `cycle`

objects; if
`x`

is of class `cycle`

, an error is returned.

Function `tidy()`

is more aggressive. This firstly removes
*all* fixed elements, then renames the non-fixed ones to match the
new column numbers. The map is an isomorphism (sic) with respect to
composition.

##### Value

Returns an object of class `word`

##### Note

Results in empty (that is, zero-column) words if a vector of identity permutations is given

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
tidy(as.cycle(5:3)+as.cycle(7:9))
as.cycle(tidy(c(as.cycle(1:2),as.cycle(6:7))))
nicify_cyclist(list(c(4,6), c(7), c(2,5,1), c(8,3)))
data(megaminx)
tidy(megaminx) # has 120 columns, not 129
stopifnot(all(unique(sort(unlist(as.cycle(tidy(megaminx)),recursive=TRUE)))==1:120))
jj <- megaminx*megaminx[1]
stopifnot(identical(shape(jj),shape(tidy(jj)))) #tidy() does not change shape
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package permutations, version 1.0-5, License: GPL-2*

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