flop-count

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92283] flop-count*From*: Fabian <fabian.uriarte at gmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:25:03 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Group- Is there a way to compute the flop-count (i.e., number of sums and products) in matrix algebra ? For example: ScalarResult = x.A.B.C.D.E.F.y where: x = 1 x ... vector y = ... x 1 vector A,B,C,D,E,F = ... x ... matrices I was considering the possibility of using FullForm, Head, or counting the number of Plus and Times instances, but no luck. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: flop-count***From:*Daniel Lichtblau <danl@wolfram.com>