### `dp_ord`

dp_ord([order])
:: Set and show the ordering type.
return
ordering type (number, list or matrix)
order
number, list or matrix
• If an argument is specified, the function sets the current ordering type to order. If no argument is specified, the function returns the ordering type currently set.
• There are two types of functions concerning distributed polynomial, functions which take a ordering type and those which don't take it. The latter ones use the current setting.
• Functions such as `gr()`, which need a ordering type as an argument, call `dp_ord()` internally during the execution. The setting remains after the execution. Fundamental arithmetics for distributed polynomial also use the current setting. Therefore, when such arithmetics for distributed polynomials are done, the current setting must coincide with the ordering type which was used upon the creation of the polynomials. It is assumed that such polynomials were generated under the same ordering type.
• Type of term ordering must be correctly set by this function when functions other than top level functions are called directly.
```[19] dp_ord(0)\$
[20] <<1,2,3>>+<<3,1,1>>;
(1)*<<1,2,3>>+(1)*<<3,1,1>>
[21] dp_ord(2)\$
[22] <<1,2,3>>+<<3,1,1>>;
(1)*<<3,1,1>>+(1)*<<1,2,3>>
```
References
section Setting term orderings