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length(Module) -- Computes the length of a module

Synopsis

Description

If M is a graded module over a singly graded polynomal ring or a quotient of a polynomial ring over a field k then length is the same as the degree.

If M is over a local ring then length is computed by summing the output of the Hilbert-Samuel function until it vanishes. Note that in this case the LocalRings package must be loaded first.

Caveat

In the local case, the input is assumed to have finite length.

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