Questions on the manipulation of List objects in Mathematica, and the functions used for these manipulations.

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Fastest way to check for List membership

I have a set of say 100 numbers {1,3,7,11,19,...3971}. All elements are previously determined. I want to check whether ...
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Question about Map and Total

Suppose I have a list and I want to generate a new list, such that $$ NewList[index] = \sum_{index \neq j}^{NumOfElts} \frac {1}{ \lvert OldList[index]-OldList[j] \rvert ^2 } $$ Can I do it using ...
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Produce a 1-dimensional list of all unique matrix elements

We have some symbolic matrix m, e.g. m={{1, x, 4 x + y},{0, x y + 4x, 4x},{7 x, x, 4x + x y}} and we want to produce as output a list of all the unique elements ...
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Result of NIntegrate ploting to list

I've been working on a project where I need to make two Plots. Those plots are of the form: ...
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Partitioning time series data in sublists by their duration

I would like to do calculations on irregularly sampled time series data at intervals - for example on an hourly basis - rather than over the whole time series. The entire dataset is split up by time ...
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Shuffle product of two lists

I want to do the following: I have two lists {a_1,...a_n}, {b_1,...,b_n} and I would like to build now all shuffles out of this. This means all unions of these ...
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What is an elegant way to aggregate two cash flows

When modeling a swap contract a common operation is to sum up two cash flows producing a resulting cashflow with netted amounts in the highest granularity of the two initial cash flows. What is a ...
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Handling output that was returned unevaluated from a function

When evaluating functions, including those described in this post, how do Mathematica users handle values returned from a function that are unevaluated? For example (based on 1): ...
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Mapping functions over multiple lists

I am not sure if this is a duplicate. Spent some time looking over list-manip questions. I’d like to know the Quickest Way to achieve the following Mapping of a function over multiple lists. ...
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Replacing values above a threshold with 1 [duplicate]

I have a list with some values and I want to replace a value which is greater than 1 with 1 otherwise keep the value. In this case 10562: ...
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LengthWhile until first duplication

I have the need to trim each of a large number of potentially very long lists (10^6+ elements) to the length where the last occurrence of any distinct element happens, or said another way, where the ...
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Experiment with TagSetDelayed involving Part

Reading Associating Definitions With Different Symbols, I was intrigued by this: You can think of upvalues as a way to implement certain aspects of object-oriented programming. A symbol like ...
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How to select all elements above the main diagonal of matrix?

How to select all elements above the main diagonal of matrix? I need to create a list of them.
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Elegant way to rearrange year/date table into time series/values

I often have data in the form of YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 1950 -1.022 -1.146 -1.289 -1.058 -1.419 -1.36 -1.334 -1.05 -0.578 -0.395 -1.151 -1.248 1951 ...
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How can I thread lists of different sizes?

What I need is the equivalent of Maple's zip(+, A, B, 0). Sure I can get it with: ...
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Selecting every last element of a nested list

I couldn't find a similar question so I decided to ask this one. I have a nested list with many sublists of equal length. To make things easier let's say it's like that: ...
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Semi prime numbers

The high school textbook I am using has the example of semi-prime numbers. They wanted students to find (by "perspiration") all the semi-prime numbers less than $50$ (for a question on set theory). ...
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Intersection does not take list of lists

The function Intersection takes a number of lists (sets) and finds their intersection. However, the precise input is ...
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Sorting lists element by element [duplicate]

I have a problem regarding list sorting. Let's say I have a list of lists obtained using Subsets[], of the form ...
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Specifying an array that may have an unknown number of entries [duplicate]

Say I'm running some process of unknown duration, and during the process, I need to periodically record the state of some variable. If we knew exactly how long the process took, we could simply ...
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Fast method for combining two lists

I have two lists, v1 and v2. Each element of the lists may be positive or negative. I want to create a list ...
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How to replace plus sign by comma

I want to replace plus by comma and the order of numbers in the list should be in increasing order. Example: a1 + a10 + a11 + a13 + a2 + a27 + a28 In this ...
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Evaluating the tensor product many times for a given list

I need to evaluate the tensor product 10 times in a given list( {g,e,r}) Here I have evaluated for 3 times... ...
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Table - find index of the maximum element [duplicate]

Let's suppose that I have table t = {1.23, 3.4, 10, 34, 1.78, 0.98, 12.56}. To take the biggest element I can use Max[t] ...
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ListPlot doesn't shows all points [closed]

I have a table: p1 = Table[(Binomial[2000, k]*StirlingS2[1386, k]*k!)/(2000^1386), {k, 1, 1386, 1}]; I used ListPlot[p1] ...
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Counting instances where the two identical characters are at the same positions in two strings

Let $s_a$ and $s_b$ be two strings over a $q$-ary alphabet. For each character $(c_1,...c_q)$ in the alphabet, I'd like to return a pair of values $(r,k)$ where $r$ represents the count for the ...
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Error about limit MaxExtraPrecision

After my evaluations I have an error: N::meprec: Internal precision limit $MaxExtraPrecision=50. reached while evaluating ... ...
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Faster list duplicate 'limiter'

Given some list, e.g., {5, 3, 2, 3, 1, 0, 1, 3, 5, 5, 4, 5, 1, 2, 5, 2, 2, 0, 1, 4}, I need to limit the duplicates, if any, to an arbitrarily chosen number. The ...
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Select repeating cluster of numbers [closed]

I have a list with measured data. There are multiple measurements in the list, but each measurement requires some time to find its equilibrium. I'd like to know the positions of the equilibria, but ...
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Choosing a position in an array with uniform random probability conditioned on it having a specific element

I have an array exArray with two types of integer elements: 1 and 2. I'd like to choose a ...
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Specifying an array with a specific number of copies of two elements

To specify an array of length L in Mathematica, where each entry is someElement, I'm accustomed to writing: ...
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logarithmic distribution of a range in fixed number of elements [duplicate]

I want to distribute a range between 4 to 93 in 50 numbers which are logarithmically distributed. How I can do this in mathematica?
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Find positions of duplicates that are neighbours

Assuming the following list {1,2,3,3,5,6,3} I would like to get the position of values that are next to each other and are duplicates. That is, the output should be {3,4}. Thank you for any help. ...
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When does a list contain only ones?

I am starting with a list of length n that contains all -1's. For instance, when n = 6 the list is {-1, -1, -1, -1, -1, -1}. I ...
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Moving maximum function?

How can I construct a moving maximum function? For example, if I have a list of 12 values: { 5, 6, 9, 3, 2, 6, 7, 8, 1, 1, 4, 7 } and I want to maximize over 3 ...
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Distinguishing slots in a function mapping Position across a list

Suppose that I have a list myList that has more than one level. Here is an example of such a "data structure": ...
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Quickly plotting (number of events) vs. (time) for a very large number of events encoded as pairs of real numbers representing start and end times

I have an array that looks like the following: exampleArray = {{t1,r1},{t2,r2},{t3,r3},{t4,r4},{t5,r5},...}; Where each pair of real numbers $(t_k,r_k)$ ...
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More efficient way of generating list of occurrence counts?

Given a list, e.g., target = {a, b, c, b, c, d, c, d, e, f, a, h, g}, I want to generate a list containing the occurrence count of the corresponding element of the ...
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how to filter out numbers of specific type in a table

I am working with a way to generate a table of some numbers, but the one functions could return the complex numbers which I don't want. I am going to filter out the complex numbers. The only way I can ...
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How to create automatically some matrices for symbolic manipulation?

I want to create in an automatic way some matrices to do symbolic calculations with them. They look like these: $$ \left( \begin{array}{cccc} a & 0 & b & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 ...
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Select a repeated element in a list

I want to select all elements that repeat 4 times in the list. I propose this code ...
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List manipulation: position & max value combination

Starting with {{0, 0, 0}, {1, 1, 2}, {2, 3, 3}, {3, 4, 5}} I would like to get {{0, 2, 3, 5}, {1, 3, 2, 3}} where the ...
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MapThread multiple functions onto multiple lists

I'm trying to learn the functional style which seems to prevail in Mathematica. I'm having trouble accomplishing the following: Let's say I have multiple lists of arbitrary data (using two lists ...
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Counting 'False' values at the ends of a list

I have table like this: t = {False, False, False, 4.5, 6.789, 1.23, 0.98, False, False} and I want to know how many False values I have at the beginning and at ...
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Why Solve won't work for user-defined function, used for system solving? [closed]

I have a list of x-es, that I transform into a list of tx-es. Also tao is my user-defined function that I don't know the parameters of, but I do know the values I get when I put the tx-es in it. And ...
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Using DeleteCases with multiple AstronomicalData properties

I am attempting to use AstronomicalData and DeleteCases together to remove invalid cases of two properties while listing the ...
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Computing lists using AstronomicalData

Edit: Initially in my question I asked how I could search the database of AstronomicalData["Exoplanets"] and return 2 filtered values that only contained valued ...
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Associate the elements of a table

I have a table form as: table = {{a, 6}, {b, ff}, {c, 2}} I want to associate the first element of each pair from the table to the second element of the pair as ...
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analysing data with MLF using (Oracle) Database connection

I'm testing the MLF package in Mathematica for datamining purpose. I start the databaseconnectivity with the following code: ...
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Threading a single abscissa through a list of ordinates [duplicate]

Suppose that I have the following list, called list. list contains elements X, ...