Re: Piecewise and multiple values

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• Subject: [mg90022] Re: Piecewise and multiple values
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 04:45:46 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Giaccomo,

you should give an explicite example. But I think your problems come

from the fact, that you are not replacing single values, but lists. E.g.

m+k/.data

will replace m by {3,5,6} and k by {1,2,7}, giving {3,5,6}+{1,2,7} what

evaluates to: {4, 7, 13}. If your parameter m appears in e.g. x<m the

replacement gives x<{3,5,6} what will not work. Therefore, you must

write the replacements rule in the form:{{m->1,k->1},{m->2,k->3},..}.

This can be don e.g. by:

hope this helps, Daniel

Giacomo Ciani wrote:

> Hi all,

>

> in brief my problem: I'm using mathematica to create the solutions for

> problems that actually came in few different versions (meaning that

> the problem in the same, but the initial data change). Suppose I ave

> version 1 in which m=3,k=1,..., version 2 in which m=5,k=2,... and so

> on... Typically, I use an approach like:

>

> data={m->{3,5,6},k->{1,2,7},...}

>

> Then I write and solve the general symbolic equations, and the replace

> the values with the above rule, like:

>

> sol = Solve[...]

> sol/.data

>

> obtaining a list of numerical solutions corresponding to the different

> set of data contained in the "data" list, like:

>

> {(num sol corresponding to m=3,k=5,...),(num sol corresponding to

> m=5,k=2,...)}

>

> This works very well for me, because it allows me to solve the problem

> once and check the numerical solution for all the different versions

> at a glance.

>

> The problem arises in the case I have to use a Piecewise function. In

> this case I define:

>

>       | f   x<z

> h = |

>       | g   x>z

>

> but when I evaluate

>

> f/.data

>

> I obtain something like:

>

>       | {f1,f2,...}     x<{z1,z2,...}

> h = |

>       | {g1,g2,...}   x>{z1,z2,...}

>

> that I don't know how to plot or "disentagle", i.e. obtain expressions

> like:

>

>         | f1     x<z1

> h1 = |

>         | g1    x>z1

>

>

>         | f2     x<z2

> h2 = |

>         | g2    x>z2

>

> and so on...

>

> Do you have any suggestion? I would prefer to retain my data

> replacement scheme, and just understand how to create "disentangled"

> piecewise functions...

>

> Thaks

>

> Giacomo

>

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