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Re: How to remove just the outermost braces of a list?

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  • Subject: [mg69909] Re: How to remove just the outermost braces of a list?
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 06:04:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <efarmd$7vg$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Nasser,
You want to print a list without the enclosing curly brackets. For this, 
you could define a format of your own. This can be achieved by wrapping 
your expression into some function, say myFormat, and define a format 
for this function. E.g.:
Format[myFormat[x__]]:=StringTake[ToString[{x}],{3,-3}]
now, if you say: myFormat[e] yout get: a, {b}

Daniel

Nasser Abbasi wrote:
> hello
> 
> I thought this will be easy, but I can't seem to find an easy way to do the 
> following.
> 
> e={a,{b}}
> Print[e]  ------> This will print {a,{b}}
> 
> What can I do to make it print   a,{b}  ?
> 
> Flatten does not do it.  TableForm came close, but it removes all braces, 
> not just the outermost.
> 
> Many times I get a list as a result which I want to print, but I do not want 
> the outermost braces to be displayed as well. I want to display just the 
> content of the list.
> 
> thanks,
> Nasser
> 


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