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ixfd64 2012-08-04 17:32

"factoring" vs "factorizing"
 
I've noticed that "factoring" and "factorization" are often used interchangeably. However, is there any difference in semantics? I'm under the impression that "factoring" often refers to just finding a factor, while "factorizating" means finding all the factors.

Am I correct? Or is there no difference?

henryzz 2012-08-04 17:45

[QUOTE=ixfd64;306913]I've noticed that "factoring" and "factorization" are often used interchangeably. However, is there any difference in semantics? I'm under the impression that "factoring" often refers to just finding a factor, while "factorizating" means finding all the factors.

Am I correct? Or is there no difference?[/QUOTE]

Just adding factorising into the mix. :smile:

jcrombie 2012-08-04 20:36

[QUOTE=ixfd64;306913]I've noticed that "factoring" and "factorization" are often used interchangeably. However, is there any difference in semantics? I'm under the impression that "factoring" often refers to just finding a factor, while "factorizating" means finding all the factors.

Am I correct? Or is there no difference?[/QUOTE]

Yes, when used as nouns, but "factoring" can also be a verb. As in "NFS@Home was [I]factoring[/I] M1061".

CRGreathouse 2012-08-05 16:02

[QUOTE=ixfd64;306913]Am I correct? Or is there no difference?[/QUOTE]

I would say no difference. I use factoring for both meanings (and more often for the meaning you ascribe to "factorizating").

Srwgc 2012-10-16 04:07

No Difference
 
Yes there is no difference between factoring and factorizing. Both have same meaning.


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