Re: Converting an expression to a list of terms?

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• Subject: [mg71475] Re: Converting an expression to a list of terms?
• From: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>
• Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 06:17:08 -0500 (EST)
• Organization: 1&1 Internet AG
• References: <ejrmpc\$96l\$1@smc.vnet.net>

```AES schrieb:
> How to convert an expression consisting of a sum of terms in an Output
> cell:
>
>    A + B - C + . . .
>
> (where A, B, C are themselves product expressions) to a list
>
>    {A, B, -C, . . . }
>
> in some easier fashion than doing it by hand using Find and Replace?
>

Hello,

do you mean

In[1]:=
sumofterms = Expand[(x - y)^3];
In[2]:=
listofterms = List @@ sumofterms
Out[2]=
{x^3, -3*x^2*y, 3*x*y^2, -y^3}

?

```

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