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- v. Present participle of factorize.
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Fermat used it in performing a certain feat in factorizing that is historical and wrapped in mystery.
In many cases it is the shortest method known for factorizing large numbers, and I have always held the opinion that
Shor's algorithm, a common test application for quantum computers, has been demonstrated on the 42-bit quantum computer, factorizing 15707 into 113x139.
Ruby has a concept of a negative delay element, which is really useful when you are algebraically factorizing a Ruby expression to retime / pipeline a piece of hardware -- but gets a little annoying when you are trying to map the expression into real hardware.
Provides exponential speedup for factorizing a number.