Consider the following examples: ...
I am using Mathematica to run a probabilistic simulation. Essentially, I have a list of members of a population (they only have one, numerical, attribute, so it's just implemented as a list of ...
Are there advantages to using generalized Part extraction instead of specialized functions like First, Last?
There are many ways to extract different parts of lists in Mathematica. For example, the first part of a list v can be accessed either as ...
I have been using Mathematica to analyse some data from the StackExchange API. It is conveniently available in JSON form, which Mathematica interprets as replacement rules. However, some of the rules ...
Are there advantages to using additional arguments of common functions rather than alternative ways of calculating with lists?
(Apologies for the long question title.) One of the interesting, if sometimes confusing, things about Mathematica is that there is always more than one way to do things. Even intermediate users can ...