Writing prime factor decomposision in conventional form

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg65320] Writing prime factor decomposision in conventional form*From*: "Dr. Wolfgang Hintze" <weh at snafu.de>*Date*: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 05:44:03 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How can I get a conventional form output for the prime number decomposition, e.g. {{2,3},{5,1}} as 2^3 5 ? I have found some (rather cumbersome) method but it leaves the final expression in "" when I put it into input format in order to transfer it in simple text form to another application. I'm sure that there is a simple way to achieve the goal. Any idea is greatly appreciated. Regards, Wolfgang

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