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

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How to highlight the elements in a list that match a pattern?

For example, {{1,2,3},{1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5}}with pattern {1,_,3}is transformed to ...
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DeleteDuplicates in a list of 2-tuples under condition

Having a list of 2-tuples, I would like to delete such 2-tuples that have 0 at second position, but only those, whose first element is not unique in the list. E.g. ...
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Matching pair of numbers {a,-a}, where a is numeric

Imagine you have a list of pairs of numbers, such as {{2,-2}, {1,5}, {1,-3},{-3,3}} The task is to reduce the given list to a list of pairs of type ...
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Error when combining Except, “*” and an additional character

Anyone knows why StringMatchQ["x", Except[{"1", "2"}]] StringMatchQ["x", Except[{"*"}]] StringMatchQ["x", {"1", "*"}] (* without Except *) all work as ...
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Pick bug? level 0 matching

A previous discussion of this issue (Is there a bug in Pick?) accepted that matching at level 0 is not a bug in Pick. Was that correct? I am not yet persuaded. ...
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Unexpected pattern matching behaviour: PatternSequence vs. Optional

fixed in 10.1 (windows) Consider the following pattern-matching expressions: ...
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Pattern matching with Complex. Feature or a bug?

fixed in 10.1 (windows) I have run into some strange behavior while doing some pattern matching. First, this works as expected: ...
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Looking for “Longest Common Substring” solution

I'm looking for robust code to solve the "Longest Common Substring" problem: Find the longest string (or strings) that is a substring (or are substrings) of two or more strings. I can just code it ...
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Matching x,y,z,2

I have a list of integers; I would like to replace anything of the form $x,y,z,2$ in such a list with $x+1, y+1, 0, 0$. The problem is that the $2$ may appear at the front, or in the first three ...
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Better output for NonlinearModelFit “ParameterTable”

The Standard table fo parameters of NonlinearModelFit is obtained from NonlinearModelFit[{{0, 1}, {1, 2}, {3, 3}}, a + b*x, {a, b}, x] %["ParameterTable"]] I ...
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Why can I not replace a Dataset using a rule?

Simple replacement of a Dataset object does not seem to follow the expected behavior... Dataset[{}] /. _Dataset->1 Returns the empty Dataset not 1 as I would ...
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Specifying string patterns in DeleteCases

It seems that DeleteCases is not compatible with string patterns, at least directly (see, for example, this question). Is this true? If so, why is this the case? ...
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Selecting from a list [duplicate]

OK, I know this must be a simple problem, but right now I'm just stuck and need some advice with this :). I have the following list: ...
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ReplaceRepeated made a single replacement where I expected multiple replacements to be made

This seems like a very simple action: {a, b, c, d, e, f} //. {r___, x_, y___} :> {r, 1, y} but it replaces only the first element giving ...
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Strange answer from StringReplace

I have a list of strings and I would check if there is an empty string element, that's "", because I need to replace it with a "0". I try the following ...
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How do I match all the subscripted terms in Times?

Suppose I have an expression: $W = A_{i,p,q...}\,\, a_ia_ja_ka_l...$, where $A_{i,p,q...}$ is an expression that does not depend on $a$, the indexes $i,j,k,l,p,q...$ are integers and all the integers ...
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Why even try the semantic constraints, if expression can't match the pattern structure?

This result is unexpected: Trace[MatchQ[{7}, {_?NumberQ, __}], NumberQ] (* -> {{NumberQ[7], True}} *) Why evaluate ...
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How to search for patterns to find the positions of prime numbers

I have a summation which yields a prime number at each location there is a 2, and I do not know how to search for the 2's. ...
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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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Change matrix elements at specific locations?

Let's say I have an array a={{1,2,3}, {4,5,6}, {7,8,9}} I want to have all elements along the diagonal multiplied by 2. ...
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Determine if all the zeros in a list occur at the end

I have a collection of (short) lists of nonnegative integers. For each, I would like a predicate that decides if all of the zeros in the list appear at the end. For example, ...
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Can a pattern examine all partitions of a sequence?

Say I have a list: {a, b, c, d}. I'd like to check that the list has some partition, say {{a, b, c}, {d}} such that all the elements of the partition satisfy a ...
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Replace elements that match pattern

I am using pattern matching to identify elements in a list to be replaced. How can I supply a list of patterns to match and replace all elements in the list that match the pattern? The problem I have ...
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Removing characters from non-strings

I have a large list of lists that contains mixed data, some real, some strings. The lists are of various lengths and depths. Some of the real data values have an asterisk appended to them, e.g.: ...
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Compare tree structures in mathematica

Since Mathematica expression is basically a tree structure, I would like to perform tree structure comparison with certain restrictions, for instance that the identity of nodes on the same level be ...
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Why these ways of defining a function with variable number of arguments fail?

First: I know about the correct way to define a function with variable number of arguments: Clear[f] f[s__] := Plus[s] f[1, 2, 3, 4] (* 10 *) BUT I ...
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How to create a general expression for an integer derivative?

I need MMa to return a general expression for the jth derivative wrt v of v^n. This didn't work: ...
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How to use pattern matching for integral identities?

I have an unknown pdf f[x], and I need to express integrals involving f[x] as expansions of the moments of f[x]. For example: ...
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Isolating cross terms

I have a set of expressions that contains terms like $\frac{1}{(x + a + b)(c+d)}$. I would like to simplify the denominator so that products of $a,b,c,d$ are dropped, but $x c$ and $x d$ are kept. ...
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FilterRules with pattern for name [duplicate]

I have a list of rules and I want to filter it using a pattern for the initial string representing the name of the rule. So that in the example below it filters linearBool even if it is called ...
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Odd behavior matching powers of pi

I have a long list of generated values from which I want to remove "weird" ones like Sin[Sin[1]] and Pi^2/4. However, trying to ...
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Pattern matching multiple symbols names and powers

Seemingly a relatively simple problem, I can't seem to find a solution... I want to build a pattern that will match any symbol whose name starts with V, and is elevated at any power. Something on the ...
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NotebookFind and String Pattern Expressions

Is there a way that NotebookFind can be used to match string pattern expressions rather than just strings? The documentation for ...
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Best way to modify values in a list of rules?

Recently I had to solve a problem similar to this: Let's say I have a list of list of rules ...
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How can I improve NumberString?

I would like to test strings to see if they represent numbers. This should include number representations with precision marks and scientific notation. NumberString ...
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How to modify the output result of an evaluation

For ease of notation, I have defined a function, $f$, that defines the permutation of Bosonic particles such that it has the following properties (the form of $f$ is irrelavent for this question): ...
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Extracting subscripts and superscripts

Suppose I have several types of expressions (in some random order) of the form Power[Subscript[g, a], μ] which is $g_a{}^\mu$ ...
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Keep exponents separately

I have the following expressions $g^{ab+cd+...}$ or in the full form Power[g,Plus[Times[a,b],Times[c,d],...]] How to convert this expression into ...
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How to visualize pattern matching process?

I want a function that does the same job like ReplaceRepeated, and can make the matching process visible. I searched the Internet but didn't find any existing code ...
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How can a big table be treated as a database?

I often work with big tables that I want to treat kind of like a database. Here's an example table. ...
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Is there a way to identify a symbolic fraction?

Is there a way to use Head to detect a symbolic fraction? In particular I find, Head[a/b] Head[1/5] Times Rational ...
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Given a symbolic expression how to find if starts with a minus or not?

I am using a Mathematica function which returns some error term in symbolic form. I needed a way to determine if this term starts with a minus sign or not. There will be only one term. This is to ...
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Cases with Alternatives failed

Consider this list of rules rules = {a -> 1, b -> 2, c -> 3} I'd like to fish some of the rules out of such a list using ...
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Determine whether some expression contains a given symbol

Given a symbol t and an expression expr, how can I determine whether or not the symbol t ...
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Testing for a vector of reals [closed]

Suppose I define: RealVector[expr_]:=VectorQ[expr,NumberQ[#]&&Head[#]===Real)]; Then: ...
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How to use a list of rules as a data set

I have a file of models that I have saved that I want to be able to call in another program to be solved with NDSolve. Can I use ...