# How to remove the list bracket in some expression?

I have two problems with the List bracket {}.

First, I want to get a specific component of LeviCivitaTensor, so I should use

Normal[ LeviCivitaTensor[n] ] [[ i1, i2, i3, ..., in ]]


For other purpose, however, I need to use

Normal[ LeviCitaTensor[n] ] [[ Table[ i[j], {j, 1, n}] ]]


However, the Table gives an additional List bracket "{}", and my method won't work.

Second, I want to calculate

Sum[f, {i, 1, n}, {i, 1, n}, ..., {i[m], 1, n}]


However, m in my function is an input, so I use Sum[f, Table[{i[j], 1, n}, {j, 1, m}]]. But the Table once again gives rise to an additional List bracket which make my code unworkable.

Can some one help me out? I would appreciate it.

• Have a look at Flatten. – Sjoerd C. de Vries Jun 6 '15 at 17:33
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• Still can't get rid of the {} – xjtan Jun 7 '15 at 3:11
• If I understand what you are trying to do, try adding Sequence@@ in front of your Table expression. – MarcoB Jun 7 '15 at 18:49
• it works. thanks. but need to evaluate first. – xjtan Jun 10 '15 at 4:40

First, you should know that you don't need Normal to index the LeviCivitaTensor:

LeviCivitaTensor[[1, 2, 3]]
(* 1 *)


Now to your first problem. This can be solved with Apply (shorthand form @@):

i = 1; (* example i data *)
i = 2;
i = 3;

LeviCivitaTensor[[##]] & @@ Table[i[j], {j, 1, 3}]
(* 1 *)


The second problem can be solved similarly. Alternatively, Sequence is an option:

ClearAll[i]

n = 2;
m = 3;

Sum[f, Sequence @@ Table[{i[j], 1, n}, {j, 1, m}] // Evaluate]

Sum[f, ##] & @@ Table[{i[j], 1, n}, {j, 1, m}]

(* 8 f *)
(* 8 f *)

• Oh man you are great, thanks a lot. – xjtan Jun 10 '15 at 4:23