# Questions tagged [expression-manipulation]

How to manipulate expressions structurally, not necessarily complying with the rules of algebra.

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### Why does the kernel quit if I want to use minus a sum that I converted from a list?

Using Mathematica 11 when I define a list yy = {x*43, 32*y}; and then convert it to a sum yy[[0]] = Plus; yy I get, as ...
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### Why doesn't Log[Gamma[]] simplify to LogGamma[] where it could?

I have been playing with various equations involving amount of permutations in relatively large sets. Easiest way to look at these is something like Log[10, bignumber!] . Often expressions, even ...
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### Select certain term containing some patterns and confusing pattern Alternatives in FreeQ

I am considering a function termsContain[func_,list_] which select in an expression func the terms containing the ones in the ...
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### How to find where in a large expression Power::infy is generated?

Consider the following expression: ...
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### Bringing rational functions to canonical form

I have a complicated expression, which among other things has stuff like functions of rational functions: expr = f[x/(-x^2 + y)] + f[-(x/(x^2 - y))] (* + ...*) ...
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### Check an Option without Evaluation

Consider the following: ...
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### How to combine DifferenceRoot objects for odd and even-indexed terms

I'm trying to analyze a certain infinite sequence $S$, indexed by positive integers starting from $1$. It can be split into two subsequences: $S^{odd}$ by removing all even-indexed elements and ...
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### Define quaternions by properties instead of coordinates

I'd like to manipulate an expression of quaternions and only use the following properties ...
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### Computations with OptimizedExpressions without completely expanding them

I have to manipulate huge expressions that are rational functions of many (∼30) variables with integer coefficients. Storing them just as a ratio of two polynomials would be impractical. But they can ...
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### How to do an arbitrary expression growth in Mathematica?

I want to write a function that can be used to grow an expression from a seed or another existing expression based on part specification. ...
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### General rule to rewrite function and argument into a new symbol

I am trying to convert Mathematica output into equations I can plug into C. I am presently trying to convert expressions of the form Derivative[1,0,0][f][t,x,y] ...
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### Substitution of expressions using Groebner basis

I know this topic came up numerous times (most of the results are detailed in the comments of this link Is there a way to to substitute for symbols, simplify, and back-substitute?). However, I have ...
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### Generating a list of 4-digit integers by simulating four dice being thrown eight times

I simulate throwing four dice and merge their values together to form a 4-digit number. This is done eight times and I want to get a list like this one: ...
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### Create Association from Expression

I have a set of algebraic expressions of a certain form, and I would like to make them into Associations in a specified way. My expressions are formed of two heads, ...
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### Derivative of vector dot product with respect to a vector

I have the expression: Transpose[gvecI, {2, 1}].x (m[1] + m[2]) gvecI and x are [3x1] ...
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### TrigExpand Idiosyncracies

TrigExpand[Sin[x]^2 Log[y]] returns sin^2(x) log(y), as one would expect. However, ...
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### Rearranging an expression for floating point accuracy?

Does Mathematica have the feature of rearranging an expression with the goal of minimizing floating point accuracy errors? I'm asking this because I have some long expressions that really suffer when ...
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### Unpacking list of arguments into parameters

I have a list in the following form: list = {{a,1,3},{b,1,3},{c,1,3}} Now I want to apply this list as parameters for the Sum function so that I end up with the ...
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### Reading product of same ByteArrays

I am handling a huge set of data and I am trying to optimize my code. I have very large expressions to expand and simplify and I've seen that converting the expressions to ByteArrays improves a lot ...
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### Distinguishing function calls from multiplication when importing LaTeX via ToExpression and TeXForm

I'm trying to parse a LaTeX representation of a Desmos calculator (like this one) via Mathematica. Desmos exposes a JSON representation of its calculators, including a LaTeX representation of ...
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### How to eliminate a variable from coupled ODEs?

I found this question with an answer: How to eliminate variables in ODE? ...
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### Finding the domain in which a function is analytic with no imaginary part

I was wondering if it is easy to see if a given expression evaluates to a real number in a given domain? Let e.g. f(x,y,z) be some function depending on three ...
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### Fast way to apply permutations in large list?

I have one Polynomial in the form of FF[x1,x2,x3,x4,x5,x6,x7,x8], where xi pick numbers from ...
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### Optimizing an equation - show the length of an equation, including operators

A simple, but I think useful question to know the answer for. How can I quickly count the length in my equation, including +,-, and so on? For example, $x^2+1$ has a length of 4.
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### How to invert an Elliptic function where the elliptic nome is a function of an independent variable?

I have a Jacobian elliptic function as a function of two independent variables $x$ and $y$. The elliptic parameter $m=m(y)$, $0 \leq m \leq 1$, is also a function of the variable $y$, and thus the ...
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### Force expression in certain form

Is there a function in Mathematica to force an expression to be transformed into a given form. For example f[x] is a function of ...
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### How can PowerExpand be made to evaluate the ArcTan form that takes two arguments?

Consider c = Cos[phi]; s = Sin[phi]; ArcTan[c, s] // PowerExpand ArcTan[s/c] // PowerExpand which yields ...
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### Factoring rationals from equation based on digit complexity?

Consider an equation of the following type: ( poly = (3 x)/35 + (6 y)/7 ) == 0 If we apply the command Factor to this ...
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### Matching Root[…] objects with patterns, unexpected hidden argument

I needed to write patterns that could distinguish between arbitrary-function and polynomial forms of Root objects, for example, ...
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### How can I use a replacement rule as part of a simplification?

I am using Mathematica to symbolically calculate the likelihood for a simple linear regression model. As part of this I want to substitute ...
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### Simplify the coefficient of an expression after calling Collect

I have an expression for which I have run Collect to get the expression in terms of a few variables. I now want to run Collect ...
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### Any way to automate solving problems where the answer from one question is used in the next?

I am a total Mathematica beginner. I just want to use it to do some calculations, and the reason it is so interesting and attractive to me as an engineering student is that it allows me to write maths ...
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### Shorten a sum of many terms by introducing a rule for scalar product and Kronecker deltas and using repeated replacements

There is a sum of many terms that I would like to simplify by introducing a notation for scalar product of two vectors. Each term is a product of constants and of several components of 3D vectors: <...
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### Why are these expressions with shifted delta functions not equal?

I have the following equation Exp[a-t]*DiracDelta[t-a] == DiracDelta[t-a] which cannot be evaluated. However, if I plug in 0 for a: ...
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### Calculate density of states for 1D system

The density of states for a 1D system can be written as: $D\left(\omega\right)=\frac{L}{\pi}\frac{1}{d\omega\left(k\right)/dk}$ I have some expressions for $\omega\left(k\right)$: ...
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### check if one expression can be transformed into another

My question is how to use Mathematica to check if one expression can be transformed into another: Example 1: $ax^2+bx+c$ into $K\cdot(x+\alpha)^2+\beta$, and then show me $K(a,b,c)$ and so on. ...
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### Expanding complex expression and replacing variables in the result

When I'm finished expanding my expression I would like the result to be expressed again in terms of the original variables (like α, S1, T1, T2). I've tried replace, ...