
D.4.18.4 ehrhartRing
Procedure from library normaliz.lib (see normaliz_lib).
 Usage:
 ehrhartRing(ideal I);
 Return:
 The exponent vectors of the leading monomials of the elements of I
are considered as points of a lattice polytope P.
The Ehrhart ring of a (lattice) polytope P is the monoid algebra
defined by the monoid of lattice points in the cone over the
polytope P; see Bruns and Gubeladze, Polytopes, Rings, and Ktheory,
Springer 2009, pp. 228, 229.
The function returns a list of ideals:
(i) If the last ring variable is not used by the monomials, it is
treated as the auxiliary variable of the Ehrhart ring. The
function returns two ideals, the first containing the monomials
representing all the lattice points of the polytope, the second
containing the algebra generators of the Ehrhart ring over the
coefficient field.
(ii) If the last ring variable is used by the monomials, the list
returned contains only one ideal, namely the monomials
representing the lattice points of the polytope.
The function returns the a list containing the input ideal I if one
of the options supp , triang , volume , or
hseries has been activated.
However, in this case some numerical invariants are computed, and
some other data may be contained in files that you can read into
Singular (see showNuminvs, exportNuminvs).
 Note:
 A mathematical remark: the Ehrhart ring depends on the list of
monomials given, and not only on the ideal they generate!
Example:
 LIB "normaliz.lib";
ring R=37,(x,y,t),dp;
ideal J=x3,x2y,y3,xy2t7;
ehrhartRing(J);
==> [1]:
==> _[1]=x3
==> _[2]=x2y
==> _[3]=x2yt
==> _[4]=x2yt2
==> _[5]=x2yt3
==> _[6]=xy2
==> _[7]=xy2t
==> _[8]=xy2t2
==> _[9]=xy2t3
==> _[10]=xy2t4
==> _[11]=xy2t5
==> _[12]=xy2t6
==> _[13]=xy2t7
==> _[14]=y3
 See also:
intclMonIdeal;
intclToricRing;
normalToricRing.
