Re: Re: Product

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg87552] Re: [mg87491] Re: Product*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 07:03:49 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <ftmtsj$4lf$1@smc.vnet.net> <200804110956.FAA08319@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

But of course Total is also redundant! Plus @ {1,2,3,4} So the issue is one of language design: when does a particular case of a more general construction occur so frequently that a special function should be introduced for it. Szabolcs Horv=E1t wrote: > Steven wrote: >> Silly beginner's question: is there a function to multiply all elements of a >> list, like Total does for addition? > > No, there isn't. But it would be redundant anyway because it is very > easy to build your own: > > In[1]:= Times @@ {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} > Out[1]= 120 > > Look up Apply in the documentation. > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: Product***From:*Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat@gmail.com>