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Some very basic Maple help (numtheory)

  1. Nov 6, 2013 #1
    This is EXTREMELY basic. I am using maple to run a Pohlig Hellman algorithm to solve discrete logs.

    If I use ifactor to get a result, i.e.

    > ifactor(p-1);

    (2)3 (5)

    How do I assign the output of these different factors to some other variable so I can use them elsewhere?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 6, 2013 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Not sure exactly what you're asking but I found this Maple Intro pdf that may help.

    http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/2nd_and_3rd_syllabi/mapleprimer.pdf [Broken]

    I hope you dont mean:

    > y=ifactor(p-1)

    so that y is the 2^3 * 5 value.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
  4. Nov 6, 2013 #3
    Not quite. I want to assign the values separately. i.e. I want to assign the 2^3 to one value and the 5 to another. (actually just the 2, I don't need 2^3, but that would have been my next question).
  5. Nov 6, 2013 #4


    Staff: Mentor

  6. Nov 6, 2013 #5
    That's a step in the right direction, thanks.
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