# FactoredFunctions2(R, S)

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FactoredFunctions2 contains functions that involve factored objects whose underlying domains may not be the same. For example, map might be used to coerce an object of type Factored(Integer) to Factored(Complex(Integer)).

- map: (R -> S, Factored R) -> Factored S
`map(fn, u)`

is used to apply the function userfun{`fn`

} to every factor of spadvar{`u`

}. The new factored object will have all its information flags set to “nil”. This function is used, for example, to coerce every factor base to another type.

- map_preserving: (R -> S, Factored R) -> Factored S
`map_preserving(fn, u)`

is used to apply the function userfun{`fn`

} to every factor of spadvar{`u`

}. The new factored object will have the same flags as original.