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let us assume we have some data in the following form.


This would give all $x-y$ pairs of the first file. What I want to do now is to multipliy this table with constant factors but different factors for $x$ and $y$. I found a solution for this with

MapThread[ Composition[Flatten, List], {xlist, #}] & /@ ylist

where xlist is


and ylist is


Is there a more comfortable way to do this?

Thank you in adavance



 test= {{0.0015856, -1486.76}, {0.00157776, -1483.45}}

I need :

 test2= {{1.5856, -148.676}, {1.57776, -148.345}}

So the $x$ values should be multiplied with $1000$ and the $y$ values multiplied with $0.1$


Transpose is exactly what I need, thank you very much

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marked as duplicate by Kuba, ciao, m_goldberg, bobthechemist, Jens May 22 '14 at 17:22

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Please state clearly what is the structure of the list you want to multiply by those constants- Is it {{x1,y1},{x2,y2}..}? – belisarius has settled May 22 '14 at 2:27
Your question is quite opaque. Is something like this what you mean? pairs = {{1, 2}, {3, 4}, {5, 6}}; Transpose[{10, 100}*Transpose[pairs]] – ciao May 22 '14 at 2:35
Closely related topics: flexible threading and elegant operations on columns. Moreover: test[[ ;; , 1]] *= 1000; test[[ ;; , 2]] *= .1; – Kuba May 22 '14 at 8:37

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Try this:

    test = {{0.0015856, -1486.76}, {0.00157776, -1483.45}};
Map[{1000*#[[1]], 0.1*#[[2]]} &, test]

(*   {{1.5856, -148.676}, {1.57776, -148.345}}   *)
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