Questions about Mathematica's rule-based replacement functionality, including functions such as Rule (->), Replace, ReplaceAll (/.) and ReplaceRepeated (//.).

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Efficient way to give symbolic elements symmetry

I have a symbolic expression that represents a set of operators. These operators have quite a bit of symmetry to simplify expressions: ...
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Dispatch displays rules incorrectly and evaluates when displaying

Consider this a = 3; disp = Dispatch[Unevaluated[{a -> 2}]] We see the rule 3 -> 2, rather than ...
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Simplify system functions

Consider the code defining two constants: a=Cos[t] b=Sin[t] Suppose that we have another value in terms of Cos[t] and ...
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Using PatternSequence on its own in ReplaceAll?

Say I have this list: list = {0, 1, 2, 0, 1, 3, 0, 1, 4} and say I want to remove consecutive sequences of 0 and 1. I'd normally go for this: ...
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Performance of Dispatch and lists of Rules

The issue outlined here seems to be no longer present in version 10, if you use a Dispatch table! This because a Dispatch table ...
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Equivalent of ReplaceAll for Associations?

Is there a nice (built-in) way to apply Replace-style rules to key-value pairs in an association? Something like ...
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ReplaceAll inside an Iterator

I'd like to apply a set of rules to an expression defining the iterators of the table, like this: ...
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How can I represent this automorphism of Q(i,a)?

Let $a$ represent some real irrational number. I am trying to perform computations with an automorphism $f:\mathbb{Q}(i,a)\to\mathbb{Q}(i,a)$ which fixes $\mathbb{Q}(i)$ pointwise and maps $a$ to $i ...
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How to find all symbols in an expression and perform an operation on them?

========== motivation =========== Suppose, for example, I have an incoming expression like m = (3-I)x + 4(x y)/(Cos[y]) I want to find all the symbols in ...
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How can a power of 0 or 1 be replaced?

Consider this given example for ReplaceAll 1 + x^2 + x^4 /. x^p_ -> f[p] This returns ...
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how can tangent half angle substitution be done in Mathematica?

Is it possible to replace sine and cosine in terms of tangent half-angles and again the tangent half-angles by a variable say t?
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Looking for an elegant way to solve a (system of) ODEs/functional equations with undetermined coefficients

I want to solve an ODE using undetermined coefficients/guess-and-verify and am looking for an elegant way to use this technique. I am running into a few ugly warts. Here is a basic implementation for ...
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Nest Replace Function with different rules

I have a table of data that I want to filter. Any value of zero in the table means that value was not calculated, so it should get populated with the tag "NC". Next the table is filtered for all ...
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Table with some editable cells

I have a table: I want it to be editable only where the zeros appear. I read this post Generating an editable table that can be used as input because it's almost exactly what I want, but I couln't ...
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Replacing one element of list

I have a list of sequences of x's and y's. I want to switch the last position to the "opposite" symbol - if ...
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Options which require RuleDelayed

For some functions in Mathematica it is important to use RuleDelayed. One prominent example is the EvaluationMonitor for ...
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Lowering the degree of an polynomial with an assumption that the polynomial has a factor x^2+ax+b

Let's assume $ x^{10}+x^5+1 $ has a factor $x^2+ax+b$ Then, If $x^2=-ax-b$, $ x^{10}+x^5+1 =0$. If we successively apply $x^2=-ax-b$ to $ x^{10}+x^5+1 $, we can make $ x^{10}+x^5+1 $ to degree 1, ...
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Replacing a specific pattern of values at level 2 in a list

I've a list of lists, tl = {{True, False, m12}, {False, m22, m33}, {m32, False, True}} and each nested list has the same length, What is the proper way to ...
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Pattern evaluation in nested function call

I'll put the question right here, but will add some context below in case someone wonders why the heck I'm trying to do this. Why is it that I have to do two passes to get the value of the arguments ...
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Replace a sum of squared variables by a new variable squared

Is there any way to tell Mathematica to replace $\kappa^2 + k_z^2 \rightarrow k^2$ in an expression? I want to make a result more readable, e.g. something like this: $$\frac{2 k_z^3 \sqrt{k_z^2 + ...
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Matrix/tensor addition behaving funny under replacement?

I have two matrices I want to add, and one of the matrices is a tensor product of two vectors. I've used a SetDelayed to define the summed matrix, because I want to evaluate it for different values of ...
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How to manipulate nested expressions?

I have the following expression, only slightly complicated, and I'd like to do two things: Plot the elements of the lists (though messy, all are in the same ...
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ReplaceAll performance problem: packed arrays on the LHS are unpacked when the RHS is too long

The following is one of the most mysterious performance problems I encountered and came up while extending the booleval function mentioned here. I am looking for a ...
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Replacing High Densities of 1.s in Very Large Binary Arrays

I am working with very large binary arrays on the order of {100,100000}. It may look something like this. ...
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Replacing Patterns In a List of Varying Length

I am working with an array of data that may look something like this. ...
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ReplaceAll in an expression including large InterpolatingFunction

I have a large InterpolatingFunction that I'm transforming to another basis with a few simple multiplications and additions by (symbolic) constants. The ...
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What's wrong with my rule? [duplicate]

Consider a simple code to form a SparseArray: Q = 5; a = Table[i, {i, Q}]; SparseArray[{{j_} /; j > 2 -> a[[j]]}, {Q}] Part::pspec: Part specification j ...
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Hashing by Equals instead of SameQ

I have some numerical code involving complex numbers representing points on a plane. Some of these are equal but not identical, ie ...
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How to assign special colors to the output of DensityPlot?

I have created the following function for plotting ...
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Matrix exponential via Cayley-Hamilton Theorem

I'm attempting to calculate the exponential of a matrix via Cayley-Hamilton theorem. (Following the "concrete example" from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayley%E2%80%93Hamilton_theorem) I am having ...
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Apply color function to matrix plot

I want to apply the following color rules to a large table of numbers. I have extracted a part of the table to use as an example. I would like to assign 5 different colors to 5 different ranges of ...
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How can I get the functionality of a command ReplaceAllList?

I'm trying to use ReplaceList to match subexpressions. I expected the command: ReplaceList[{p, {p, p}}, {x_, y_} -> x y] to output two results, equivalent to: ...
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Replace one order of derivative inside higher one

How could I replace for example: Derivative[2][f][x] by Derivative[1][g][x] where ...
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Create Table of replacement rules

I want to create a table of replacement rules. ...
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Why does Mathematica not replace the derivative of $theta$1'[t]?

I want to know the velocity of point $p$, given that I know the coordinate. $p_x=L_1\cos(\theta1)+L_2\cos(\theta1+\theta2)$ I calculate $\frac{dp_x}{dt}$ to achieve the velocity of point $p$ about ...
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Evaluate differentiation after replacement

The problem is Find two linearly independent solutions of $2x^2y'' -xy' + (-4 x + 1)y = 0, \, x>0$ of the form $y_1 = x^{r_1}(1 + a_1 x + a_2 x^2 + a_3 x^3 + \cdots)$ and $y_2 = x^{r_2}(1 + b_1 x ...
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StringReplace, ReplaceAll and Rule interact in a bizarre way

I have the following pair of things: ClearAll[foo, labeledFoo]; labeledFoo = {"FooBarBazQuux", foo}; This works like you'd expect: ...
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Replacing a function in defined expressions

I'm having a little trouble with substituting functions into an expression. A minimal example is as follows: ...
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Append subscript to variable name [duplicate]

I'm importing equations from Word document and transforming them into input form. But subscripts look ugly. Is is possible to programmatically append subscript to variable name? e.g. ...
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How can I use the Rules returned by FindFit? [closed]

When I evlauate data = RandomReal[10, {5, 10, 2}]; fit[i_] := FindFit[data[[i]], a Sin[x] + b, {a, b}, x] fit[1] I get something like: ...
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Replacing parts of a held expression with held parts of another expression

I'm applying the Trott-Strzebonski technique in order to replace inside a held expression. ...
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Calculating the Lyapunov Exponent/Spectrum for the Duffing Oscillator

Some fellow students and I are trying to calculate and plot the Lyapunov spectrum for the Duffing oscillator (currently a test approach). Each of us has Mathematica knowledge based purely on past ...
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How to partition three years of data into daily samples

I'm trying to find mean of temperature data list. The temperature data list has 3 hours steps which means I have 365*8=2920 temperature measurements per year. My data are temperatures of 13 years. ...
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Using Total on a list supplied by a rule

I'm confused as to why Total complains about a nonatomic expression here: ...
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Ordering for Pattern matching in Subscripts

I have some transformation rules acting on subscripted variables. When I match the a product the order matters. ...
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Replacement rules in combination with pure functions to make a change of variables

I have defined my function in this way w = f[r,Θ] ; After some calculations i obtained my results with respect to the previous function. For instance: ...
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Using ReplaceAll on SparseArray

I'm using SparseArray in a notebook in which I am doing complex conjugation manually, i.e. writing $\sqrt{-1}$ as i and applying ...
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Matrix substitution

I'm newbie in Mathematica and would like to ask one simple question. Let's say I have matrix with some elements == -1 ...
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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 ...