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Re: Convert Products to Lists


In article <3p8ssc$6cr at news0.cybernetics.net>, bob at zim.uoregon.edu (Robert Zimmerman) writes:
>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
>
>Can it be done?

The problem is with evaluation of the product before the replacement
takes place.

One solution is as follows:

(2 4 6//HoldForm)/.Times->List//ReleaseHold

{2, 4, 6}

Al Hibbard


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