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Re: Problem with Patterns and Integrate

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  • Subject: [mg123248] Re: Problem with Patterns and Integrate
  • From: Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychurch at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:03:57 -0500 (EST)
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On Nov 28, 9:55 pm, Jack McInerney <ejmciner... at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is something about using patterns that I don't understand, and
> am hoping someone can shed some light.  Here is an example of my
> problem.  Say I have a function f[x] and I take the derivative of it.
> I can then integrate it and get f[x] back:
>
> In[167]:= expr = D[ f[x], x ]
> Out[167]= f=E2=80=B2[x]
>
> In[168]:= Integrate[expr, x]
> Out[168]= f[x]
>
> If I use a ReplaceAll and a pattern to do the integration, the
> Integrate function treats f'[x] as a constant and returns the wrong
> answer:
>
> In[169]:= expr /. func_ ->  Integrate[func,x]
> Out[169]= x f=E2=80=B2[x]
>
> Any thoughts as to what I am doing wrong?
>
> Jack

Jack you need to use RuleDelayed for this operation

expr /. func_ :>  Integrate[func,x]

Mike



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