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

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Replace x, but not x[a]

I want to replace all occurences of the symbol x with x[a], as long as it is not in the form ...
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Why does the replace all (/.) evaluate differently in plot

I'm plotting this function: Plot[(2 (l/2 π)^2 ((2 π f)/c)^2 /. {f -> (f 10^9), l -> .01, c -> 3 10^8}), {f, 17.5, 26.5}] but it does not plot ...
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How can I replace an expression by another

I'm trying to replace a expression like this: (s[e,f] - I*phi[e,f]) -> M[e,f] Can anyone help me?
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A rule replacement problem: list -> list

Suppose I have a vector function f[x_] := {x[[1]]^2 - x[[2]]^2, Sin[x[[1]]] + Cos[x[[2]]]}; Then I want to make a list of gradients at some values: ...
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replace two elements in a list with the sum of those two elements?

I have a list: G[3] = {2, 4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 2, 4} (there's a 3 in there for the 3rd Prime) Recursively defined by: ...
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Remove redundant parameters from equation

I have random expressions like (b1 x + b2 x)/(b3 + b4/b5 x) + Sin[b6 x] where $x$ is a variable and {b1, ..., b6} are parameters to be fitted. This expression is ...
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Randomly changing matrix entries

1.Write a block of code that generates a 4x4 matrix with randomized real number entries each between 0 & 1, then selects 3 matrix entries at random, and finally replaces these 3 entries with a ...
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Understanding the order of applying Rule to expression [closed]

I am a little confused about: In what order is a Rule tried to apply to an expression? In a depth-first order or otherwise? For example, ...
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Replace part in a matrix that matches specific pattern

I have the following problem. Given a matrix L which looks as follows, Matrix L is a link, route matrix. Further, I got the following vector (d), which indicates the demand per vertex combination. ...
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Replace list of symbols in an expression

I have an expression: exp = a+b+c and a list containing all the symbols of my expression: syms = {a,b,c} and I would like ...
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Apply Trig Identity to Transform Sum of Sinusoids into Phase-Shifted Cosine Function

I'm trying to solve for the output of a simple RC low-pass filter, with Cos[w t] input. The convolution of the input with the RC transfer function gives me the right output, but I'd like to be able to ...
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replace an interval of values [duplicate]

I want to replace values in an interval [a,b] by 0 in a list of values. Example: {{.5,.2,.49,1,1},{.49,.5,.495,1}} I want to get: ...
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How to Remove Undirected Edges that are the Same [duplicate]

Given: theData = {1 <-> 2, 2 <-> 3, 2 <-> 1} I would like to remove any duplicates where I define a duplicate to be: ...
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How to get an element of a list , which is computed out of substituted variables?

What is the best way to get the element of a list, which is computed out of substituded variables? For example one wants to get the first element of the first row of ...
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Conditional replace of a column

Im trying to replace the value in the Nth column of a list if a condition is true, returning the modified list. I've tried modifying the answer from 61219 and been through most of related questions ...
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Conditional string replacement

I have a list of text and need to replace an element based on the text that appears in the element before it. Example of my list: ...
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Simplifying a b = 1 in non-commutative products?

Yesterday, I try to define some rules for non-communicative multiplication, here. I find some quite helpful rules, but things still do not work properly; the distributive rule can't be applied (e.g.: ...
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Why Infinity edges with WeightedAdjacencyGraph [closed]

I can't understand why WeightedAdjacencyGraph wants Infinity weight when there are no edges between two nodes. In particular ...
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Replacing variable names in a notebook

I am working on a code that simply imports and graphs a function. If I preset the directory I would have something that looks like this: ...
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Change last column of a matrix

Given a (rectangular) matrix of integers, i.e. RandomInteger[4, {10, 3}] I want to apply the following rules only to the last column ...
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How to do replacements in Compile'd code? [duplicate]

I want to do something in the spirit of this code: ...
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How to replace the first occurance in an expression instead of replacing all?

Is there a function that replaces the first occurance of the expression instead of replacing all? For example, if I have HoldForm[x + 2 + 4 + x] /. x -> 4, is ...
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How to assign a list of numbers into letter grades

Here is my list: ...
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Assign output of solve to variables [duplicate]

I have this input: Solve[x^2 + 3 x + 2 == 0, x] which gives this output: {{x -> -2}, {x -> -1}} I want the first x ...
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Function returned an unexpected list

I was trying out a question in Wellin's Programming with Mathematica that says the following. Question: Given a set of points in the plane (or 3-space), find the maximum distance between any pair of ...
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Select a Placeholder in a Notebook?

How might I select the 1st Placeholder in a Notebook? SelectionMove Has no option. ...
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Add to the last digit a number

I have data from a Multimeter that has a precision of 0.6%rdg+4dgt. So i want to take the last digit of, say, 12.007 and add 4 to the last digit like ...
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Speeding up ReplaceRepeated while truncating to desired order

I need to program in an algorithm that recursively makes algebraic replacements which leads to an utterly complicated algebraic function of $x$, but whose final result is only needed at fixed order in ...
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Transformation of Derivatives under change of coordinates [duplicate]

I have an expression depending on the two variables z and t, and the derivative of a known function $f(t,z)$. Something like: $$myexp \ =\ t\ z\ \partial_z\ f(t,z)$$ Now I want to make a change of ...
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Using one complicated equation to reduce another

(Relative noob here so don't assume much!) I need to use a vector equation (with $N-1$ entries) in the general form $y_j(x_{i,j},x_{i,j+1},x_{i,j-1})=0, i=1...3, j=1...N-1; x_{i,0}=x_{i,N}=0$, ...
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How to prevent function from substituting the part of the parameter name if it has a subscript? [duplicate]

I have the following problem, when defining and using a function, that's supposed to have an outside parameter xmin: A[x_] := Exp[-x/Subscript[x, min]] A[5] ...
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How can I make a “self-referential” replacement operation self-contained?

Fairly often I find use for replacement rules that call themselves on the right-hand side of the rule, e.g.: ...
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How to ReplaceAll independent of depth?

I have a big list which in principle can be described as this more compact list : ...
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Unexpected behavior of rule-replacing with string concatenation [closed]

Here's the code. Clear[x,y,z]; {x,y,z} /. x_ :> ("^_^" <> ToString[x]) I get the result ^_^{x, y, z}, which is not ...
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How can I write a function which takes another function of a variable and the variable itself as arguments and gives a list of critical points?

This is an exercise from Power Programming with Mathematica by Wagner. I need a function which takes a function and a variable as arguments, like this: critpts[f_,x_]:= and then on the rhs I've got ...
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How to change element color in Periodic Table?

The command ColorData["Atoms", "Panel"] generates a periodic table. As I don't want to reinvent the wheel, I asked myself how to change the color of each cell ...
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Replace all symbols in a matrix with their numbered forms

I have a matrix made mostly from "x" with a few 0's thrown in: ...
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Replacing a sum of expressions

I have an equation which Mathematica solves but gives a huge output. However I notice in this output that the same expression occurs many times. Namely: $E=864 a^6 - 432 a^4 b^2 + 54 a^2 b^4 - b^6 + ...
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Solving equations with QuantityVariable

I'm trying to understand how to easily solve equations that use QuantityVariable. Why does this fail? ...
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When I use Rule, why doesn't this work?

k.k.k //. {k.k -> k} works perfectly, so the output is just k. But, when I use ...
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Question about Replacements and String Manipulations

I'm trying to get better at Mathematica and in the book I'm using (by Nancy Blachman) is the following question (which apparently was taken from another book: The Art and Science of C) which reads: ...
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How do I format expressions so that replacement rules correctly apply to exponents? [duplicate]

I have a series of rules that I would like to apply to a series of expressions with variables, but cannot get Mathematica to correctly recognize that these rules should apply when my variables have ...
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Substituting values in 3j symbols

I believe these three expressions should give the same answer of -1/Sqrt[3], but the first gives +1/Sqrt[3] whereas the second ...
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Using ReplaceAll to replace a head

Why would this work to replace the head b with newHead: ...
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Probablity weighted ReplaceAll

I'm looking for an elegant way of doing a probability weighted replacement rule, something like this ...
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Is there a faster way to Map an Association?

Consider mapping an existing Association in a manner such as this: ...
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Automatic substitution of fractions

I have several equations with many variables, and here and there I would like to do a variable substitution. For example, in the equation: a (b + 42 c / d) I ...
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Best practice of passing a large number of parameters to functions

I have a number of functions that all take a large number of parameters. I am wondering what is the best practice of passing these parameters to those functions. I could, of course, simply specify ...
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Replacing more than one element from a Sublist

The following expression allows me to extract the value of x and y: ...
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Replace all instances of Integrate by NIntegrate and add a Method option

I have an analytic expression which involves several integrals Integrate[f[x], {x, lb, ub}] where the functions f and bounds ...