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Subject: matrix: multiply each element by each combination of all other element
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 14:32:02 +0000 (UTC)
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This should be a simple problem but I haven't been able to figure out an efficient way to do it. If I have a matrix, or vector, and I want to multiply each element by every other element, and every combination of multiples of every other element, what is the best way to do it?

for ex: [1 2 3 4 5] would go to

[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2*3, 2*4, 2*5, 2*3*4, 2*4*5, 3*4*5, 4*5, 3*5, 3*4, 2*3*4*5]

Also, is there a simple way to test for and eliminate identical elements?
For example, [ 1 2 3 3 3 4 5] could go to [1 2 3 4 5] or [1 2 3 0 0 4 5].

I've tried messing around with multi-dimensional arrays, and thought of crazy for loops, but those seem unneccesarily complicated for what should be a simple problem.

Answering this^ would be helpful - the real problem i'm trying to do though, is to find all  the divisors of a given number. Using factor(x) obviously gives all the prime factors.

Thanks
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