IsSq Function

IsSq(x) = 1 (True) if x is a square, else 0 (False).

See: Square Number -- From MathWorld

Here are some notes from my program XICalc - Extra Precision Integer Calculator :

IsSq(x) is set equal to 1 (True) if x is a perfect square, else it is set to 0 (False). This is computed by factoring x and examining the powers of the prime factors. x is a square iff all of the powers are even. The first prime found with an odd power causes the factoring to stop, and an answer of 0 (False) is given. It may be faster to use the SqRt(x) function and check the remainder in Re for zero if the number is hard to factor.

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