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Re: Pipes Inside Mathematica?
*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg45673] Re: Pipes Inside Mathematica?
*From*: bobhanlon at aol.com (Bob Hanlon)
*Date*: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 05:15:17 -0500 (EST)
*References*: <bua3rl$ipr$1@smc.vnet.net>
*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
{5*Pi, 13*E} // IntegerPart // Table[0, {#[[1]]}, {#[[2]]}] &
Bob Hanlon
In article <bua3rl$ipr$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Harold.Noffke at wpafb.af.mil (Harold
Noffke) wrote:
<< I think Mathematica would be a better programming language if it had a
construct that allowed pipes (like Unix does). The //-mark comes
close to facilitating this, but Mathematica needs a placeholder to
denote "result from preceding //-mark".
Here's a short example to illustrate what would be gained.
In[1]:= m = 5*Pi // IntegerPart
Out[1]= 15
In[2]:= n = 13*E // IntegerPart
Out[2]= 35
In[3]:= Table[0, {m}, {n}] // MatrixForm
Out[3]//MatrixForm=
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0
> > 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
: :
: :
: :
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0
> 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
What we would really like to write is the preceding computation as a
pipeline, so that it looks something like this ...
{{5*Pi},{13*E}} // IntegerPart // Table[0, Extract[<?>,1],
Extract[<?>,2]] // MatrixForm
The <?> symbol means, "I don't know what to put here" -- it's a
placeholder for whatever Mathematica wants to use as "result from
preceding //-mark". Maybe @ would make a good placeholder here, and
what we would see on screen is ...
{{5*Pi},{13*E}} // IntegerPart // Table[0, Extract[@,1], Extract[@,2]]
// MatrixForm
I think Mathematica will be a better programming language if it adopts
some sort of pipe convention.
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