There is a handy keyword with formal power series, the number of generators (`num_gens`

), and it works like this:

```
sage: PowerSeriesRing(QQ, 'x', num_gens=5)
Multivariate Power Series Ring in x0, x1, x2, x3, x4 over Rational Field
```

Is there this kind of shortcut for working with polynomials?

That would simplify this piece of code:

```
sage: n=4 # dimension of state-space
sage: polygens(QQ, ['x'+str(i) for i in [1..n]]) # define the vector of state variables
(x1, x2, x3, x4)
```

As a side note, i think the `var`

constructor also lacks a vector form?

```
sage: var(['x'+str(i) for i in [1..n]])
(x1, x2, x3, x4)
```

This could be useful to simplify constructions as:

```
sage: A = matrix(SR, [['a'+str(i)+str(j) for j in [1..n]] for i in [1..n]]); A
[a11 a12 a13 a14]
[a21 a22 a23 a24]
[a31 a32 a33 a34]
[a41 a42 a43 a44]
```

In Matlab i can do just`A = sym('a', n)`

for the latter, and i didn't find an shortcut like this in Sage.