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Pattern matching at bottom depth

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg63336] Pattern matching at bottom depth
  • From: "Barthelet, Luc" <lucb at ea.com>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 07:19:02 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have a function Foo (attribute hold) that will take 3D Points as
arguments either in a list or a list of lists.

So I can call:

Foo[{{0,0,0},{1,2,3}}]

Or

Foo[{{{0,0,0},{1,1,1}},{{1,1,1},{2,2,2},{3,4,3}}}]

Now, I would like to pattern match the triplets, so that I can run a
transformation (transform[u]) on them before releasing the hold on Foo.

Currently I do it with 2 rules and the conditional use of dimensions.

Foo [u_ /; Length[Dimensions[u]] == 2] :> Foo [transform /@ u],
Foo [u_ /; Length[Dimensions[u]] == 3] :> Foo [Map[transform, u,{2}]]

Is there a better way to do this?

Thanks

Luc




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