Questions on expression testing and manipulation through pattern matching and constructing efficient patterns.

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Specifying string patterns in a plain text

I need to extract three data, like that: (1.05, 1.37,A) from an imported list of plain texts: "... Syntax of parallax is : 'value quality [error] bibcode' value : parallax value quality : flag ...
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How to detect loops in a vector field?

Given a vector field and I'd like to detect if there are streamlines in closed patterns. For example, if the input is a vector field like this: ...
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Substituting a list of values into a function [on hold]

g[p_] := Mod[19^(-1 + p), p^2] This is my function, and the set of values I have is the first 999 prime numbers. I made a table listing the first 999 prime ...
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Pattern and Orderless function

I'm a Mathematica beginner. I am exploring the use of patterns and (only for fun) am trying to implement a permutations function. My (dirty) code is: ...
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“Extract” certain elements of a list of “rules”? [duplicate]

I have the following list: {u1[0] -> 3773.62, u2[0] -> 3773.62, u3[0] -> 48.7871} I need to extract the elements on the right hand side of each rule ...
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Strange behavior with Cases and Position with SetDelayed

I feel like I must be missing something simple and obvious here, but this has me scratching my head. This works as expected: ...
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ReplaceAll problem

Bug introduced in 10.1 and persisting through 10.2 or later Confirmed, as bug, by WRI: [CASE:3402234] I am trying to combine terms of the type ...
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Patterns with inactive integrals

I am trying to do algebra on unsolved integrals but not getting the pattern-matching right. I want the correlation of f[x] and f[x]+a*d[x], normalized by their self correlations. ...
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Matching Symbol or Subscript, but not Symbol arguments of Subscript

I'm trying to get a list of all the variables in a symbolic expression. Some are named with Symbols, some are named with ...
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Cases vs Select, Pattern vs Pure function [duplicate]

What is the difference between having Cases with selection condition presented by pattern and a with pure function as condition? ...
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Select largest number using pattern

I have the following expression: myExpr=R[C[2],B].(II+R[C[3],C[2]].(II+R[C[4],C[3]])) I need to create a pattern which would replace the ...
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How to compare and remove x-coordinates (and the associated y-coordinates) that are less than previous x-coordinates?

I am using Mathematica version 9.0 and am trying to compare and remove x-coordinates, and the associated y-coordinate, that are less than previous x-coordinates. Below is an example using sample data. ...
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How to pick max/mins of elements that match patterns?

I have a list of complicated expressions that involve indexed coefficients. For example: expr={m[5],c[3]*m[1]^2+m[2],Sqrt[m[2]+3*m[3]*c[8],foo[m[3]*m[5]]}; How ...
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Replace matrix rows conditionally while avoiding For loop

I have the following variables: myMatrix={{0,0,0},{0,0,0},{0,0,0},{0,0,0},{0,0,0},{0,0,0}} myIndices={1,3} I need to replace the rows ...
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Confusion over blank sequence in pattern matching

My overall goal was to produce a list of heads used in a graphics output. For an example I used: ...
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Find position avoiding For loop

I have a list: {a,b,c,d,e,f} And a function sizeFunc[element_] which returns the size ...
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Dropping rational coefficients

I have a list of expressions (they all are exact numeric quantities, not containing any variables), some of them have integer or rationals coefficients, or complex coefficients with rational or ...
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Trouble simplifying using Replace

I have the following expression: w.a.b.r+w.c.d.r I want to get: w.(a.b+c.d).r So far I used ReplaceRepeated: ...
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Help with PatternSequence

I have a list of strings of the form list = {str1, str2, strx, str3, .., str10} each string contains both letters and numbers, except for ...
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An equivalent to Condition that I can use anonymously when string pattern matching

When I name a pattern I'm working with, that name stands for the same particular expression wherever it shows up. That's a basic precept of how the Wolfram Language's pattern-matching works. But if I ...
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Match a variable name pattern [duplicate]

I have a list of variables: {RBI,RCD,ASD,FGH} I want to select only those whose name starts with R. Using the pattern Rx_ ...
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How to identify all rules that match pattern type? [duplicate]

I would like to be extend the below solution to be able to find get all rules from the list step[2] that match the generic pattern k_Digit_p. Where k and p are not ...
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How to use EvenQ[] in patterns? [duplicate]

This works: (w[1] + w[2] + w[3]) /. w[s_] -> If[s == 2, w[s], 0] (* w[2] *) This doesn't: ...
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How to Negate a Pattern Test and Transform a List of Strings to a JSON array

First I would like to find out how to negate a pattern and based on this I would like to solve this little problem on how to transform a list of strings to a JSON array. This is how I started working ...
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Delete Element within a List based on the Order [closed]

I want to do the following, deleting the element of a list that do not match an increasing order as example: {1,2,3,4,6,5,7,8}->{1,2,3,4,6,7,8} I've thought of using DeleteCases but I'm not able to ...
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Opposite of Alternatives

I was looking at this question (here) and I tried to find any thing gives the opposite of Alternatives. In other words, some pattern matching function that gives ...
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Is there a GraphicsPrimitiveQ (or a complete list of Heads of graphics primitives)?

For various reasons related to workflow associated with creating figures for journals, I am creating functions that will accept graphics primitives and a set of options and spit out a ...
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How to make a function that yields a number under power operator by using pattern matching?

Can I ask you a question related to function and pattern? I would like to make the function below work which doesn't yield return values I expect. How can it be done? ...
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Is there any way to use head of Real and Integer altogether?

Is there any way to use the head of Integer and Real together like below? The below is not right, I know that, it is just for ...
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Why is there a difference when formulating patterns for Select and FirstPosition?

Select[{1, 2, 4, 7, 6, 2}, # > 2 &] Gives {4, 7, 6}. OK! So one should think that the following would work: ...
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Remove cases where region specified incorrrectly

I am using MeshPrimitives to get a list of 3D components of a Mesh Region. Within that list, I normally get some incorrectly specified regions, such as ...
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How to debug this failing pattern-matching expression?

NB: this question is primarily about troubleshooting and debugging, and only secondarily about pattern-matching. IOW, I'm far less interested in getting an explanation for the situation described ...
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Strange result of DeleteCases in an association

The function DeleteCases can be used for associations, also with level specification. Here is an example where some values are associations: ...
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Comparing association using MatchQ [duplicate]

For me below query results into False.I expect it to return True. ...
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String matching balanced pairs of braces

I am trying to extract from a string in Mathematica all instances of \newcommand{ABC}{DEF} Where ABC and ...
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Is there an elegant way of delaying evaluation of `A==B` when calling a function that uses this pattern

Suppose I wanted to define a number of functions that accepts expressions of the form: ...
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What is the role of the pattern object in this implementation?

In the documentation I found a nice idiom which allows me to do model fitting with interpolating functions. I think this kind of thing is amazing and a credit to the utility of an environment like ...
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How to exclusively match in the numerator?

Here is an expression (one of many) that involves two complicated terms: \begin{multline}\text{expression} = \frac{\log \left(\frac{c}{d}\right) \left(2 a d F(a,b,c)+a^2 \left(a^2-2 a (b+c)+b^2+4 b ...
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How to define a recursive pattern?

I want to translate this recursive syntactic definition into a Mathematica pattern1: $$ \mathtt{x}: \begin{cases} \text{Null}\\ \{\textit{integer}, \mathtt{x}\} \end{cases} $$ In other ...
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Why has FreeQ a quadratic complexity with high depth?

I am a little puzzled by the following test: ...
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Two ways to speed up slow Integrate[]s? (Can't do either)

I run into problems like this all the time on the complicated integrands I pass to Integrate. The following code works but takes a veeery looong time: ...
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Confused by the opts : OptionsPattern[ ] pattern

I'm trying to make sense of the syntax in the clause opts:OptionsPattern[], as found in this standard "rule-based" (pseudo-)function definition pattern: ...
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What does __Rule do in Mathematica? [closed]

What does __Rule do in mathematica? I understand the __ is used for any repeated expression, but why is the Rule appended at the end? For example: Import nested JSON file Thanks!
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Match groups in regular expressions

I'm trying to understand Mathematica's pattern matching in strings, but I have some doubts. 99% of the time I need to a) check if a match occurs and b) retrieve the matched patterns. I come from ...
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How to Pattern Match complicated patterns? [closed]

How can I get the output expressed in terms of p1 and p2 instead of exponentials? ...
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How to write a pattern that matches all functions

What is the correct way to match a function in an expression in the way that Cases[Sin[x] Cos[x], _Sin | _Cos, {0, Infinity}] matches ...
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Ordering in noncommutative multiply

I have an expression like s ** p1 ** p1 ** p2 - s ** p1 ** p2 ** p1 Which should be zero because the commutator between p1 ...
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How to apply ReplaceAll to denominator?

Here is the simple task. In reality, it's far more complicated, but it comes down to this. I want to take the expression $\frac{y}{x^2}$ and replace $x^2$ with $k$. This doesn't work: ...
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Pattern matching list of elements with different heads

I have a function, which I want to accept only a list of kind of elements belonging to a group. The task comes down to finding an elegant pattern suitable for easy to read function prototype. As an ...