Convert between mpoly and list representations of multivariate polynomials

Description

Converts an mpoly object to a simple list representing a multivariate polynomial or a simple list to an mpoly object

Usage

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convert.mpoly(poly)

Arguments

poly

an mpoly object or a list giving powers and coefficients defining the polynomial

Details

The list representation consists of 2 components: 'powers' is a matrix with each row representing the powers of X in one term of the multivariate polynomial. 'coeff' is a vector with each element being the coefficient of the corresponding term in powers

Value

if poly is of class 'mpoly', it is a list with two components shown below. If poly is such a list, the value is the corresponding mpoly object

Author(s)

Kem Phillips <kemphillips@comcast.net>

References

K Phillips, Symbolic Computation of the Central Moments of the Multivariate Normal Distribution, Journal of Statistical Software, 2010.

See Also

convert.multipol, evaluate.expected.polynomial, integrate.polynomial

Examples

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# create an mpoly object here

# convert from mpoly to list representation
library(mpoly)
t0 <- mpoly(list(c(coef=3,x1=2),c(coef=2,x1=1,x2=3),
                   c(coef=-4,z=2),c(coef=1,x1=1,x2=2,z=1)))  
t1 <- convert.mpoly(t0)    
# convert from list representation back to an mpoly object
t2 <- convert.mpoly(t1)