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factor (MathScript RT Module Function)

LabVIEW 2011 MathScript RT Module Help

Edition Date: June 2011

Part Number: 373123B-01

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Owning Class: basic

Requires: MathScript RT Module


c = factor(a)


Computes the prime factorization of a given number. A number is prime if and only if the number is a positive integer with exactly one positive divisor other than 1.



Name Description
a Specifies the number you want to factor. a is a positive integer. a has an upper limit of 2^32-1.


Name Description
c Returns the set of prime numbers whose product equals a. c is a row vector of primes. The factors in c might repeat. For example, factor(16) returns the vector [2, 2, 2, 2].


The following table lists the support characteristics of this function.

Supported in the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine Yes
Supported on RT targets Yes
Suitable for bounded execution times on RT Not characterized


C = factor(1000001)

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