Factoring Polynomials with SymPy

Here is an example that uses SymPy to factor polynomials.

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from IPython.html.widgets import interact
from IPython.display import display
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from sympy import Symbol, Eq, factor, init_printing
init_printing(use_latex='mathjax')
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x = Symbol('x')
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def factorit(n):
    display(Eq(x**n-1, factor(x**n-1)))

Notice how the output of the factorit function is properly formatted LaTeX.

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factorit(12)
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interact(factorit, n=(2,40));