Hi All,

I’m reading “Computer Algebra Concepts and Techniques” by Lamagna (I’m new to CAS systems, and fairly new to Julia as well). I was curious to see if I could follow along with some of the examples in Julia, rather than Maple/Mathematica.

My specific question: is there a way to do something like the following?

```
using Symbolics
@variables x y
p = 55*x^2*y - 15*x*y^2 + 44*x*y - 12*y^2
factor(p)
```

What I’d like to see is something similar to pg 36, where Lamagna uses Maple to do the following:

I see that you can use Primes.jl `factor`

functions for integers and polynomials:

```
using Primes
factor(2^(2^5)+1)
# 641 * 6700417
```

But I haven’t yet found a method that would work with Symbolic’s variables/expressions.

Thanks for the help,

Cheers,

Max