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Example 26-30. Visual Basic Example of Further Reducing the Strength Required to Evaluate a Polynomial

value = 0
For power = order to 1 Step -1
   value = ( value + coefficient( power ) ) * x
Next
value = value + coefficient( 0 )

From

Cover of Code Complete, Second Edition

Note

In theory, this is called the Horner's scheme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horner's_method).