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Re: Convert Products to Lists

  • To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
  • Subject: [mg1151] Re: Convert Products to Lists
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 1995 05:59:27 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc

In article <newsclip4413p8ssc$6cr at news0.cybernetics.net>,
bob at zim.uoregon.edu (Robert Zimmerman) wrote:

> Is it possible to convert a product of numbers to a list of numbers.  
> It can be done for symbols, 
> 
> 
> a b c //.Times->List
> {a, b, c}
> 
> but it doesn't work for numbers
> 
> 2  4  6//.Times->List
> 48
> 

Try using HoldForm:

In[72]:=
    ?HoldForm

HoldForm[expr] prints as the expression expr, with expr
   maintained in an unevaluated form.

In[73]:=
    HoldForm[2  4  6]/.Times->List
Out[73]=
    {2, 4, 6}
I hope this helps,

--Ian

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