ReplacePart

ReplacePart[expr, i->new]
yields an expression in which the ^(th) part of expr is replaced by new.

ReplacePart[expr, {i1->new1, i2->new2, ...}]
replaces parts at positions by .

ReplacePart[expr, {i, j, ...}->new]
replaces the part at position .

ReplacePart[expr, {{i1, j1, ...}->new1, ...}]
replaces parts at positions by .

ReplacePart[expr, {{i1, j1, ...}, ...}->new]
replaces all parts at positions by new.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • Explicit negative part numbers count from the end. »
  • Part position specifications can be patterns.
  • Each pattern is effectively tested against each list of part numbers for parts in expr.
  • Patterns p (such as ) that are not explicitly lists are treated as {p}.
  • Patterns can include constructs such as , representing position specifications of variable lengths.
  • ReplacePart[expr, i:>new] can be used to replace a part without first evaluating it. With a rule such as , new is evaluated separately for each position that matches patt.
  • With the default option setting Heads->Automatic, a head is replaced only when the corresponding position specification is explicitly .
  • With Heads->True a head is replaced whenever the corresponding position specification matches .
  • Heads->False never replaces heads.
  • ReplacePart can be used on SparseArray objects.
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