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Q: ReplaceAll with pattern in pattern

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  • Subject: [mg18459] Q: ReplaceAll with pattern in pattern
  • From: handel at (Christoph)
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 00:11:39 -0400
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At the top of a notebook i want to define some constants like that:

shorts={a -> b^2,d -> a/f}
values={b -> 42,f -> 27}

and now i want to do some calculations using a,b,d,f as symbols:


and now I need to show the matrix:

matrix //MatrixForm

and now I want to know numerical values.

matrix /.shorts /. values

but this won't do the job. When the shorts are done, there are still
some a left, because they were introduced with the second replacement
rule. Is there any way to do things like that?


PS: Mathematica 3.0 on NT
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