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Re: Writing prime factor decomposision in conventional form

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  • Subject: [mg65367] Re: Writing prime factor decomposision in conventional form
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 04:05:50 -0500 (EST)
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Dr. Wolfgang Hintze schrieb:
> 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
> 
Hi Wolfgang,

another possibility is to look into the documentation (this time it is hard to find):
http://documents.wolfram.com/mathematica/Built-inFunctions/InputAndOutput/FormattingFunctions/FurtherExamples/MakeBoxes.html

Peter


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