Re: Converting Power terms to Times terms

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg88036] Re: Converting Power terms to Times terms*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 06:29:48 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Uni Leipzig*References*: <fuin2e$9o8$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Hi, no, but you can redefine the output of Power[], so that it look like a*a*a, i.e. Unprotect[Power] Format[Power[a_, n_Integer], FortranForm] := (HoldForm @@ {Table[a, {n}]}) /. List -> Times Protect[Power] and FortranForm[a*b^4*Sin[w^2]] gives a*(b*b*b*b)*Sin(w*w) Regards Jens Reza Farrahi Moghaddam wrote: > Hello, > > I am using Dolfin/FFC for solving finite element problems. I want to use Mathematica for generating the linear and bilinear terms of the weak equation. After computing the terms, I use the "InputForm", and then give the results to FFC compiler. The problem is that FFC does not accept "power" function. Therefore, terms such as "a^2" must be written as "a*a". Because there are many terms in the weak form of my problem, manual conversion of power terms takes a long time (and probably is subject to errors). > > Is there any way to disable "power" function, or stop "times" function to be simplified in the "power" form? > > Any other solution? > > Thanks, > Reza > >