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poly2sym.m

## Copyright (C) 2003 Willem J. Atsma
##
## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {} @var{p} = poly2sym (@var{c}, @var{x})
## Creates a symbolic polynomial expression @var{p} with coefficients @var{c}.
## If @var{p} is not specified, the free variable is set to sym("x"). @var{c}
## may be a vector or a list/cell-array of symbols. @var{x} may be a symbolic
## expression or a string.
## The coefficients correspond to decreasing exponent of the free variable.
##
## Example:
## @example
## symbols
## x=sym("x"); y=sym("y");
## p = poly2sym ([2,5,-3]);         # p = 2*x^2+5*x-3
## c = poly2sym (list(2*y,5,-3),x); # p = 2*y*x^2+5*x-3
## @end example
##
## @end deftypefn
## @seealso{sym2poly,polyval,roots}

## Author: Willem J. Atsma <watsma(at)users.sf.net>
## Created: April 2003

function p = poly2sym(c,x)

if exist("x")!=1
      x = sym("x");
endif

N = length(c);

if !iscell(c) & !islist(c)
      tmp = c;
      c = list;
      for i=1:N
            c(i) = tmp(i);
      endfor
endif

p = vpa(0);
for i=1:N
      if isnumeric(c{i})
            p = p*x+vpa(c{i});
      else
            p = p*x+c{i};
      endif
endfor

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