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

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Replace expressions by self defined symbols

I have a list of expressions like the following: ...
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Speeding up mathematica by subsitituting numerical values

According to this Wolfram Blog post, one can speed up Mathematica code by substituting numerical values as soon as possible. How does one substitute before the main expression is evaluated? The ...
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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 to replace all occurrences of an element in a list?

Consider the following: list={1,2,2,2,3}; I would like to replace all 2 with the string "Test". ...
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Replacing composite variables by a single variable

To replace a single variable by another variable, one can simply use the the replace all (/.) operator (e.g., ...
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Extracting values from nested rules in JSON data

I have been using Mathematica to analyse some data from the StackExchange API. It is conveniently available in JSON form, which Mathematica interprets as replacement rules. However, some of the rules ...
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How to implement a regular grammar?

What is the most simple, elegant way of implementing a rewrite-system defined as: $$ \begin{aligned} \Sigma &= \{a_1, a_2, a_3, ...\} \\ N &= \{A_1, A_2, A_3, ...\} \\ \{\alpha_1 , ...
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Mathematica rule substitution memory

First I present the specific programming question, and then I provide further background details. Given an expression in Mathematica, say f=3x+7y, there are two ...
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Changing variables algebraically

Suppose one has two functions, $y(x)$ and $z(x)$, and one seeks to obtain $y(z)$ by substituting $x(z)$ into $y(x)$. Can this be done in a single step? Or must $z(x)$ first be inverted independently? ...
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Arithmetic operation on the value returned by Solve

I want to modify the value that is returned by Solve. Example: SolC1 = Solve[Sin[ π x / L] == 1, x] {{x -> L/2}} I need to add n to x so that x becomes ...
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Using results of Reduce

Suppose I have function f: f[x_, y_] := 50000 + x 30000 + y 35000; Now I want to find the x and y when f[]<=200000. I use Reduce: ...
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Replacement rule only matches part of expression

I have the result of a calculation (which is too long to mention here) and it gives ...
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Replace rule does not match

I have the following expression -3 I Ez Re[Ex] + 3 I Ex Re[Ez] And I wish to write this in the form ...
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Replace rule also matching complex numbers

I'm having the replace rule: rule = {-g_ x_^4 - 2 g_ x_^2 y_^2 - g_ y_^4 -> -g (x^2 + y^2)^2}; Now, ...
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Replace expressions with symbols

First of all: I'm new to Mathematica, so I would appreciate it if the answers are quite complete. I have the result of calculation that is expressed in $\sin$ and $\cos$. Now, all of these can be ...
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How do I replace a variable in a polynomial?

How do I substitue z^2->x in the following polynomial z^4+z^2+4? z^4+z^2+4 /. z^2->x ...
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Replace inside Held expression

I wish to make functional replacement inside Held expression like this: ...