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FACTORS

FACTORS

Name


FACTORS

Purpose


This function calculates the prime factors of natural number.

Category


Mathematics

Calling Sequence


Result = FACTORS( X )

Inputs


X: A positive number, of type integer, to be factored.

Output


Result: A vector containing the factors of X.

Uses


PRODUCT.pro

Procedure


This function recursively tries dividing the input number by
factors until it finally has them all.

Example


Calculate the factors of 28.
result = factors( 28 )
Returns [2,2,7]

Modification History


  Written by: Daithi A. Stone, 2000-08-24.



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