Re: Replace, test question

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• Subject: [mg120371] Re: Replace, test question
• From: PA32R <tio540s1 at gmail.com>
• Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 06:33:29 -0400 (EDT)

```On Jul 19, 4:12 am, Yves Klett <yves.kl... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> you need to supply x as argument to PrimeQ... alternatively use PatternTest:
>
> {58, 61, 15, 66, 10, 2, 24, 81, 45, 84} /. x_ /; PrimeQ[x] -> P
>
> {58, P, 15, 66, 10, P, 24, 81, 45, 84}
>
> {58, 61, 15, 66, 10, 2, 24, 81, 45, 84} /. x_?PrimeQ -> P
>
> {58, P, 15, 66, 10, P, 24, 81, 45, 84}
>
> Regards,
> Yves
>
> Am 18.07.2011 12:15, schriebPA32R:
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> > I'm very new to Mathematica and trying to work my way through it. I
> > don't understand why:
> > {58, 61, 15, 66, 10, 2, 24, 81, 45, 84} /. x_ /; PrimeQ -> P
> > returns:
> > {58, 61, 15, 66, 10, 2, 24, 81, 45, 84}
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> > I would expect it to take the list, replace everything in the list
> > that matches any pattern and passes the PrimeQ test, i.e., is prime,
> > with P to yield:
> > {58, P, 15, 66, 10, P, 14, 81, 45, 84}
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> > Can someone explain my misunderstanding?
>
> > Thanks.

Thanks everyone, I got it done. The assistance is much appreciated.

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