# Tagged Questions

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

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### Applying rules to rewrite expressions that contain patterns

I'm trying to write a rule that can rewrite a pattern that exists in another expression. For some reason, this is proving to be more challenging than I expected ... most likely because I'm not totally ...
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### Elegant transformation of various rules to strings, {f[z_] -> y} becomes “f = @(z) y”

Assume that I have some function for transformation mathematica expressions to strings. For simplicity, just assume it is an identity: ...
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### Flat function with repeated sequence

There are functions like Join[ ] that accept a variable number of arguments. Join is a flat function, as the order of arguments ...
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### transformation patterns don't work with constants

I want to do the reverse of PowerExpand and convert 2*Log[x+y] to Log[(x+y)^2]. The rule: t_ Log[x_] -> Log[x^t] works for ...
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### Using Associations and Pattern matching in numerical functions possibly broken

It looks like the very young feature of pattern matching (/replacing) within Associations (http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/119542/6804), with or without ...
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### Why is head evaluation inconsistent in pattern replacement?

I noticed the following unexpected result: In[90]:= "foo" /. x_String -> Head[x] Out[90]= Symbol Why is it that Head[x] ...
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### Braces in pattern with Cases function

Here's my problem: I've got a JSON-formatted response and want to match some variables over the response. I'm doing it using Cases: ...
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### Pattern matching & simple replacement

I have a question about an expression that I want to modify. Here is the expression: ...
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### Extracting numerical coefficients from an expression

I have very large expression and I want to extract and sum up all the numerical coefficients which multiply the summands. For example, expr = x + 2*y + 3*z*w ...
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### What's the pattern that will match a head anywhere in an expression

I'm looking for the pattern patt[head] that will match any expression expr in which head occurs as a head anywhere within expr. ...
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### Detecting a more general pattern [duplicate]

I need a function that, given 2 patterns, determines if the first pattern is more general than the second (i.e. that any expression successfully matched by the second, will be successfully matched by ...
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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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### How do I combine the data from two tables according to a rule of my own devising?

I have two matrices a = m x 5 and b =m x 5 (m is large, say 1,000) which are already sorted as below: How to generate a new matrix c = m x 5 which consists: Column 1: exact replica of Column 1 ...
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### Command like “find” in Matlab [closed]

Is there a command working exactly like Matlab's find? I know that Pick might work, but I just want to give a logic condition ...
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### What does the slash-colon symbol do?

I came across a bit of code that uses the syntax /: and I don't know what it does. I can't find its documentation, or maybe I'm just not looking properly. The code ...
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### Can I map a function over a sequence of arguments without making the arguments into a list first?

I would like to set evenFunction[f_][a_, b_, c_, ...] = f[Abs[a], Abs[b], Abs[c], ...] I have come up with two ways to do this so far. Use pure functions <...
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### Making a replacement on the numerator and denominator of a rational number

It's isn't a big deal, but when I run the following I don't get the output I expect. After discussing this in the comments it appears it has to do with being an atomic expression. ...
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### Named patterns as function argument descriptors

I have a function timeToMinutes that takes a 24-hour time as a string argument (in digital clock format, e.g., "15:47") and converts it to the number of minutes ...
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### Using patterns in ReplaceAll to extract elements from tuples at arbitrary depths

Please consider the following: I need to extract from MyList all last parts of each 3-tuple. ...
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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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### text analysis: split document in seperated lines

For a text analysis I want to split a large document in seperated lines. Then I want to calculated for example the average number of words. A example of the document is the following: ...
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### Need an efficient way to do this list manipulation

Lets say i have two lists with me as given below: l1 = {4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12}; l2 = {2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}; Now i have a function S2P(details irrelevant) which takes ...
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### How to generate patterns by a list of integers

I have a list of integers {3,4,2,2}. This list will give patterns {x_,_,y_,y_,_,_,z_,z_,w_,w_,x_} and ...
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### Use cases to exclude data values over a certain threshold

I am trying to parse data output from a fluorometer. My output is basically signal intensity over time. So I have a list of 2 value lists with the first value time and the second signal e.g., ...
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### Filtering and summing sublists with Cases

I've declared a list: list = {{1, 2}, {2}, {3, 4, 1}, {5, 4}, {3, 3}, {a, b, c}, {e, f}, {g}, {}, {Sin[a], Cos[b]}}; now I've made an rule which add 2 pairs ...
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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 ...