System Variable LR

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⎕LR - Left/Right Direction Choice

Z←⎕LR returns the current value of the Left/Right Direction Choice.
Z is a character scalar containing the current value of ⎕LR. This is the value used by certain primitive functions when a choice of Left vs.Right is needed such as when dividing non-commutative numbers or when returning the matrix representation of an Octonion number — the value is either 'l' or 'r'.

⎕LR←'l' sets the Left/Right Direction Choice to Left
⎕LR←'r' sets the Left/Right Direction Choice to Right
      a←<⍳4
      b←<⌽⍳4
      ⎕LR←'l' ⋄ a÷b
0.66667i0j0.66667k0.33333 
      ⎕LR←'r' ⋄ a÷b
0.66667i0.33333j0k0.66667

This setting may be localized to an individual function via the Variant operator:

      a÷⍠'l' b
0.66667i0j0.66667k0.33333 
      a÷⍠'r' b
0.66667i0.33333j0k0.66667
System Variables (A value may be assigned to these except for ⎕DM)
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LR LX PP PR PW RL SA WSID
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NREAD NRENAME NREPLACE NRESIZE NSIZE NTIE NUNTIE STOP TF TRACE
UCS VR
Note that quad functions and variables (except for the ⎕A family of functions) are case insensitive


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