Re: Insulating data from code

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• Subject: [mg66595] Re: Insulating data from code
• From: "Pratik Desai" <pratikd at wolfram.com>
• Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 22:30:41 -0400 (EDT)
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```Peter Pein wrote:
> Paul Abbott schrieb:
> > In article <e4jtnn\$d02\$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Ray Koopman schrieb:
> >>> >From time to time I've wanted to partition the first level of one
> >>> list, say A, the same way that another list, say B, is partitioned.
> >>> One way to do this is
> >>>
> >>> copyPartition[A_List, B_List] /; Length@A >= Length@Flatten@B :=
> >>>                               Module[{i = 0}, Map[A[[++i]]&,B,{-1}]]
> >>>
> >>> But all the methods I've thought of have a pointer that functions
> >>> something like i in the above code. I'd like to eliminate the pointer,
> >>> because in the unlikely event that A contains an unevaluated symbol
> >>> that is the same as the name of the pointer with \$ appended -- e.g.,
> >>> i\$, if the pointer is i -- then in the returned list that symbol will
> >>> have a numeric value assigned to it. Unique[i] doesn't help. The
> >>> only solution I see is the probabilistic one of giving the pointer a
> >>> strange (random?) name that hopefully would be very unlikely to show
> >>> up as data. But that would be giving up. Does anyone have any ideas?
> >>>
> >> Hi Ray,
> >>
> >>   use Replace[]:
> >>
> >> A={a,b,c,d,e};
> >> B={{1},{2,3},{{{4}},5}};
> >>
> >> --> {{a},{b,c},{{{d}},e}}
> >
> > No, that won't work. Try
> >
> >   A={a,b,c,d,a};
> >   B={{1},{2,1},{{{3}},2}};
> >
> >
> > You get
> >
> >   {{a}, {b, a}, {{{d}}, b}}
> >
> > whereas I think the OP wanted
> >
> >   {{a}, {b, c}, {{{d}}, a}}
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Paul
> >
> > _______________________________________________________________________
> > Paul Abbott                                      Phone:  61 8 6488 2734
> > School of Physics, M013                            Fax: +61 8 6488 1014
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> > AUSTRALIA                               http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul
> >
> Hi Paul,
>
>   well, I recognized this and came to a solution similar to J. Siehler's:
>
> A={a,{b,{c,{d,{e}}}},f};
> B={x,{x},{{x,x},x},x};
>
> cpStruct=ReplacePart[##,
>
> cpStruct[B,A]
> --> {a,{b},{{c,d},e},f}
>
> Peter

Maybe something like this ??

In[1]:=
Clear[list,skeletor]
A={a,b,c,d,e};
B={{1},{3,5},{{{5}},5}};
skeletor[list1_?
ListQ,list2_?ListQ] /;Length@list2=Length@Flatten@list1:=list1/.{

x_?NumberQ\[RuleDelayed]Hold[Part[list1,x]]}/.{list1\[RuleDelayed]list2}

skeletor[B,A]//ReleaseHold

Out[5]=
{{a},{c,e},{{{e}},e}}

Pratik Desai
Wolfram Research, Inc
Technical Support

```

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