represents an element of a list that will automatically be removed.


gives Nothing.


  • Nothing is removed as part of the standard evaluation process. It is not removed in expressions that are held or inactive.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Any occurrence of Nothing is automatically removed in a list:

Replace an element of a list with Nothing to remove it:

Scope  (2)

Nothing is removed wherever it appears in a list:

Nothing is not removed from heads other than List:

Generalizations & Extensions  (1)

When Nothing appears as a head, it reduces any expression to Nothing:

Applications  (1)

Delete lines from a plot, leaving only isolated points:

Properties & Relations  (3)

Nothing is removed during the standard evaluation process:

Remove primes from a list by replacing them with Nothing:

Delete the primes with a pattern:

Select the non-primes:

Nothing will only disappear inside lists:

An empty Sequence[] will evaporate inside any head except those with special attributes:

Possible Issues  (1)

Nothing is removed as part of standard evaluation, so it is kept in held expressions:

When the Hold is released, Nothing is removed:

Introduced in 2015
Updated in 2016