Gerhard Niklasch on Wed, 4 Aug 1999 21:50:31 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: Factor() bug

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> Message-Id: <>
> From: Mark Dickinson <dickinso@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
> Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 15:19:43 -0400 (EDT)
> There seems to be a bug in factor() in version 2.0.alpha which as far
> as I can tell from the announcements isn't fixed in the beta
> release: factor() doesn't always seem to get multiplicities right when
> factoring polynomials.  For instance
> factor(x^2)  produces  [x 1]

I can't seem to find the precise bugfix entry in the CHANGES file
relating to this, but it was fixed several beta subversions ago --
certainly before 2.0.11.beta, from trying a few.