--- a/inst/@galois/det.m
+++ b/inst/@galois/det.m
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@
 
 function varargout = det (varargin)
 
-  varargout = cell (1, max(1, nargout));
+  varargout = cell (1, max (1, nargout));
   [varargout{:}] = gdet (varargin{:});
 
 endfunction