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Re: Dont Understand

Don McKenzie Paul wrote:
> I'm not an expert in Mathematica and would appreciate comments on why
> init1 returns a list with all zeros replaced by -1, but init does not.
> Its probably very simple but its confused me.
> Don
> init[n_Integer]:=Module[
>                     {s=Table[Random[Integer],{n n}]},
>                     s/.{0->-1};
>                     Partition[s,n]
>                     ]
> init1[n_Integer]:=Module[
>                     {s=Table[Random[Integer],{n n}]},
>                     s/.{0->-1}
>                     ]
> ...


The modules always return the last statement. In "init1" it is the
result of "s/.{0->-1}", but in "init" the partitioning of your original
list "s"! 
You probably wanted to have the replaced "s" being partitioned:

                    {s=Table[Random[Integer],{n n}]},


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