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I'd like a replacement rule that replaces derivatives with their total order. I tried

ReplaceAll[Derivative[x__] -> Plus[x]][Derivative[1, 1]]

but it doesn't return 2, but Sequence[1,1].

How could I get the sum of the sequence to work inside the rule?


marked as duplicate by Karsten 7., Kuba Sep 15 '17 at 17:40

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    $\begingroup$ RuleDelayed instead of Rule. $\endgroup$ – Carl Woll Sep 15 '17 at 17:15

As per the comment above,

ReplaceAll[Derivative[x__] :> Plus[x]][Derivative[1, 1]]

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