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Association of pure functions [duplicate]

I've encountered confusing behavior of Association when I try to use it for storing pure functions. For example: as = <|"1" -> # + 1 &|> ...
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Parentheses in pure functions: # & vs. ( # &)

I've been using Mathematica for years, and over time I have developed the habit of using: Select[data, (# == 1 &)] instead of ...
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when is f@g not the same as f[g]?

I have always thought that f@g will give the same result as f[g] in all cases, and it is just a matter of style which one to use ...
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How can I get the unchanged Box form of an arbitrary expression?

One may observe that MakeBoxes does not give the actual Box form of various expressions: MakeBoxes[{1*^4, 000123, a*b c}] ...
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How to Combine Pattern Constraints and Default Values for Function Arguments

EDIT: As several respondents have noted in the answers and comments below, the original example had a default value that would never be used because of the way patterns and default values are ...
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Metaquestion: how to find out why (e.g.) MatchQ[42, _?Function[x, True]] is False?

Suppose you run into a bewildering Mathematica result (which happens to me several times per Mathematica session, even after a 20-year acquaintance), such as, for example: ...
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Is there a guideline about when to end expressions with semicolons?

Whether for nested Ifs or within scoping constructs like Module and Block, I never know ...
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Infix form of PutAppend ( >>> ) does not work with variable

I'm new to Mathematica, so I suspect this question involves either a misunderstanding involving variables or the usage of >>>. On a webMathematica page ...
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Associativity of `/@` [duplicate]

Why are the following not equivalent: Map[Line, Map[(Print[#]; #) &, {{{2, 1}, {1, 1}}, {{-2, 1}, {3, 1}}}]] which produces ...
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Confused about scoping, not sure what to ask

I'm grading for a class using Mathematica right now, and one of the students ran into a weird issue. When he ran code like this: ...
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Why wouldn't ReplaceAll (/.) work with this list of number? [closed]

The answer to this might be simple, but why would ReplaceAll return such a weird result when replacing a number in a list of numbers: ...
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how to work with list as function parameter

I want to output an arrow based on input from user and I tried writing this small function to achieve this: ...
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Extracting RHS from Rule

In an example from another question, the rhs of a list of rules can be simply extracted: ...
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Deleting parts of groups that do not have equal dates

Find the intersection of dates within the pair and remove the other dates & corresponding prices. Also keep the list in same format as it currently is in. Let me explain: Each stock has closing ...
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How to see abstract syntax tree of Wolfram Language expression

I mean, suppose I have this expression: 2 + 2 I want to get something like this: Plus[2, 2] as an output. I've tried FullForm, but this just evaluates 2+2 and returns 4. Is this even possible?

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