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Topic: Another question about Factor
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Nasser Abbasi

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Re: Another question about Factor
Posted: Nov 22, 2012 7:02 PM
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On 11/22/2012 5:31 PM, Tang Laoya wrote:
> Dear Dr. M. Abbasi,

Please just call me Nasser. I am not a Dr, just a busy student.

>
> Thank you very much for your kindly reply. I wish mathematica
>give me an express which I can code by Fortran with smallest
>number of floating operations. For example, if I have:
>
> bb1 = -Det[{{1, 1, 1}, {y2, y3, y4}, {z2, z3, z4}}];
>
> the result by mathematica is:
> y3 z2 - y4 z2 - y2 z3 + y4 z3 + y2 z4 - y3 z4
>
> I wish it output the result like this:
> z2 (y3-y4) - z3 (y2-y4) + z4 (y2-y3)
>
>
> What should I do?
>



Try

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HornerForm[-Det[{{1, 1, 1}, {y2, y3, y4}, {z2, z3, z4}}], {z2, z3, z4}]
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(y3 - y4)*z2 + (-y2 + y4)*z3 + (y2 - y3)*z4

--Nasser




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