Re: Using a logical Or in the function definition

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg86704] Re: Using a logical Or in the function definition*From*: "ahallam at iastate.edu" <ahallam at iastate.edu>*Date*: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 05:22:59 -0500 (EST)*References*: <fro39q$i8a$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Mar 18, 4:50 am, "ahal... at iastate.edu" <ahal... at iastate.edu> wrote: > I would like to use Or in the function definition as in > > ab[ Or[r_Integer,r_Rational], Or[s_Integer,s_Rational] ]:=r/s; > > In other words, I want the function to take integers or ratios of > integers as arguments, but not real numbers which are not rational. > > But if I give the function integer arguments, it does not evaluate. > > If I try > > ar[ r_Integer , Or[s_Integer , s_Rational]] := r/s; > > and give an integer first argument it works and so on. Thanks to everyone who replied. These are all great ``alternatives'' as opposed to logical solutions. Using alternative instead of logical was what I needed.