[R] polynomial question

Erin Hodgess erinm.hodgess at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 20:41:57 CEST 2011

Dear R People:

Suppose I have (x-1)*(x-2) and would like to produce x^2 - 3x + 2.

I have tried
> polynomial(c(1,1)*c(2,1))
2 + x

from the polynom library, but as you can see, that doesn't do it.

Is there a function to do this please?  I'm sure that I've done this
before, but I can't remember the correct way.


Erin Hodgess
Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
University of Houston - Downtown
mailto: erinm.hodgess at gmail.com

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