Re: Pattern to match a list of non-negative integers

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• Subject: [mg108948] Re: Pattern to match a list of non-negative integers
• From: Leonid Shifrin <lshifr at gmail.com>
• Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 08:00:04 -0400 (EDT)

```Hi Leo,

Why not use

{__Integer?NonNegative}

Regards,
Leonid

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 6:25 AM, Leo Alekseyev <dnquark at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know why I didn't think about _?.  How silly of me!
>
> Since I want to also enforce the Integer property, what I need is
> MatchQ[{1, 2}, {_?(NonNegative[#] && Head[#] === Integer &) ..}]
>
> I am guessing this is the cleanest way to do it...
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 6:07 AM, dh <dh at metrohm.com> wrote:
> > On 07.04.2010 09:20, Leo Alekseyev wrote:
> >>
> >> This seems like a very basic pattern-matching question, but somehow
> >> the answer eludes me at the moment.  I want to match a list of
> >> non-negative integers.  Something like MatchQ[{1,2},{(x_Integer /; x
> >>>
> >>> = 0)..}] doesn't work -- do named patterns simply not play well with
> >>
> >> Repeated[]?..
> >>
> >> After starting to write this message, the following pattern, occurred to
> >> me:
> >> MatchQ[{2, 3}, x : {_Integer ..} /; ! MemberQ[x, y_ /; Negative[y]]]
> >> -- this works, but seems needlessly complex -- so I'll send the
> >> message on, in hopes that there is a cleaner way of writing the
> >> pattern.
> >>
> > Hi Leo,
> > if you repeat something like x_ .., you repeat the x, that is all the
> > elements must be the same. Therefore, do not name the pattern. The
> following
> > will work:
> > MatchQ[{1, 2}, {_ ?NonNegative ..}]
> >
> > cheers, Daniel
> >
> >
> > --
> >
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> >
> >
>
>

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