Re: Use pattern to find minimum without using min

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• Subject: [mg71842] Re: Use pattern to find minimum without using min
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 06:21:40 -0500 (EST)
• References: <ekmdbc\$7th\$1@smc.vnet.net>

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Hi,

Here are two possibilities:

{9, 4, 6, 5, 3, 7} //. {{a___,

b_, c_, d___} :> {a, b, d} /; (b < c), {a___, b_, c_, d___} :> {

a, c, d} /; (b > c)}

or

{9, 4, 6, 5, 3, 7} //. {a___, b_, c_, d___} :>

If[b < c, {a, b, d}, {a, c, d}]

by the way, why do you despise "Min?"

Daniel

wooks wrote:

> Tried

>

> {9, 4, 6, 5, 3, 7} //. {a___, b_, c___, d_, e___} :> b /; (b < d)

>

> and

>

> {9, 4, 6, 5, 3, 7} //. {x_,y_,z___} :> {x,z} /; (x<y)

>

> without much success.

>

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