# Symmetric

Make an object symmetric in all indices.

Make an object symmetric in all indices. This information is then
subsequently used by various algorithms, for instance `canonicalise`

.
An example:A_{m n}::AntiSymmetric.
B_{m n}::Symmetric.
ex:=A_{m n} B_{m n};

\(\displaystyle{}A_{m n} B_{m n}\)

canonicalise(_);

\(\displaystyle{}0\)

If you need symmetry in only a subset of all indices of a tensor, you need to use the

`TableauSymmetry`

property. A quick example:C_{a n p}::TableauSymmetry(shape={2}, indices={1,2});

\(\displaystyle{}\text{Attached property TableauSymmetry to }C_{a n p}.\)

This gives indices 1 and 2 (counting starts from 0) the symmetry of the Young Tableau
formed by one row of 2 boxes, which is the fully symmetric representation of the
permutation group. Now you get, as expected,

ex:=C_{a n p} - C_{a p n};

\(\displaystyle{}C_{a n p}-C_{a p n}\)

canonicalise(_);

\(\displaystyle{}0\)

For more information see the

`TableauSymmetry`

documentation.