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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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 >