Ervin Varga thinks this is interesting: Example 26-30. Visual Basic Example of Further Reducing the Strength Required to Evaluate a Polynomialvalue = 0 For power = order to 1 Step -1 value = ( value + coefficient( power ) ) * x Next value = value + coefficient( 0 ) From 26.4. Expressions from Code Complete, Second Edition by Steve McConnell Publisher: Microsoft Press Released: June 2004 Note In theory, this is called the Horner's scheme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horner's_method). Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/code-complete-second/23727/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Code Complete, Second Edition and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.