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Re: Problem with evaluation of delayed rules

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  • Subject: [mg21758] Re: Problem with evaluation of delayed rules
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 22:56:39 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <85mkef$1og@smc.vnet.net> <86bkpr$b3o@smc.vnet.net>
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Eckhard,

More thoughts

Investigating the Trott-Strzebonski method for In-Place Evaluation (see
Robby Villegas:
http://library.wolfram.com/conferences/devconf99/villegas/UnevaluatedExpress
ions.nb)
Lead me to

If[x > 0, Difference[1, 2], Difference[3, 4]] /. Difference[x_, y_] :>
    Block[{}, symbols[[x]] - symbols[[y]] /; True]

If[x > 0, a - b, c - d]

And tracing the evaluation of this shows that the main work is done by the
internal function RuleCondition.

If[x > 0, Difference[1, 2], Difference[3, 4]] /. Difference[x_, y_] :>
    RuleCondition[symbols[[x]] - symbols[[y]], True]

If[x > 0, a - b, c - d]

So it seems that, as with Hartmut Wolf's solution, we need to wrap the right
side of the rules appropriately.

I'll get back on the evaluation steps later.


Allan
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"Eckhard Hennig" <hennig at itwm.uni-kl.de> wrote in message
news:86bkpr$b3o at smc.vnet.net...
> Thanks to everyone who responded to my message regarding evaluation of
> delayed rules in held expressions. Unfortunately, none of the proposed
> solutions fully meets my requirements, either because Condition 1 (no
> specific solution for "If") was not taken into account or because it
doesn't
> work for my particular application. What I posted was just a simple
example,
> and the actual problem is indeed a bit more complicated:
>
> Let "equations" denote a list of mathematical expressions involving "If"
> statements (or other control statements with HoldXXX attribute). In
> "equations", I want to apply the following substitutions. All delayed
rules
> must be evaluated as soon as they apply because the variable "mnavar" (a
> list of symbols) is local to a Block.
>
> equations /.
>   { Derivative[_][_][x_ /; x =!= $TimeVariable] -> 0,
>     Derivative[k_][Voltage[a_, b_, _]][$TimeVariable]
>     | Derivative[k_][Voltage[a_, b_, _]] :>
>       D[mnavar[[a]] - mnavar[[b]], {$TimeVariable, k}],
>     Voltage[a_, b_, _] :> mnavar[[a]] - mnavar[[b]],
>     Derivative[k_][Current[__, i_]][$TimeVariable]
>     | Derivative[k_][Current[__, i_]] :>
>       D[BranchCurrentIdentifier[i], {$TimeVariable, k}],
>     Current[__, i_] :> BranchCurrentIdentifier[i] }
>
> Several responses to my original message suggested using a "Cases"
statement
> to build up a list of evaluated replacement rules dynamically and then
apply
> this list to the expression. This solution has two disadvantages: it needs
> more memory and it does not work for more than one delayed rule at a time,
> thus requiring repeated application of the "Cases" approach for each of
the
> above rules. In my application, these drawbacks are not acceptable because
> the "equations" may be very large, so that memory efficiency and
performance
> is an important issue.
>
> Any other solutions that don't involve specific solutions for the "If"
> statement or degrade performance?
>
> Best regards,
>
>   Eckhard
>
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