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Re: algebraic ReplaceAll?

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  • Subject: [mg122274] Re: algebraic ReplaceAll?
  • From: Dushan Mitrovich <dushanm at>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 06:23:15 -0400 (EDT)
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Don Taylor wrote:
> In comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica you write:
>> Is there a way to get ReplaceAll to actalgebraically, so it recognizes
>> the negative of a replaced quantity as well as the positive?  For
>> example, this works
>>      In:   x-w /. x-w->y
>>      Out: y
>> but these don't
>>      In:   -x+w /. x-w->y
>>            w-x  /. x-w->y
>>      Out: w-x
>>            w-x
> Years ago an article was published in Mathematica Journal
> called Semantica. This was intended to make pattern matching
> understand more of mathematics.
> I do not know if this works with current versions of Mathematica
> but I have wanted to see if this would be helpful.

Thanks for the link - I'll check it out.

- Dushan
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> I hope something in this was helpful.
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