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

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How to replace all occurrences of an element in a list?

Consider the following: list={1,2,2,2,3}; I would like to replace all 2 with the string "Test". ...
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How to create a list of pairs from 1d list(s)?

Say I've got two 1-dimensional lists A = {1,2,3} B = {a,b,c} How do I create a list of all pairs from list A such that the ...
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DeleteCases on list of Strings

Consider the following: data={"AB","CD","AF"}; Now I would like to delete all String from data which starts with "A". ...
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Symmetric difference of a sample of lists

Consider the following: list1={a,b,c,d}; list2={c,d,e,f}; list3={g,d,c,h}; Now I would like to get the symmetric difference. Hence, the result must be ...
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Computing the distance between two curves obtained from image data?

I've got some image data that I've binarized. The image contains two curves, from which I'd like to compute the distance between (eventually computing an average radius for each point in the ...
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Threading behavior of SameQ vs Equals

I ran into a bug in my code today based on an errant assumption. Namely, I thought that: ...
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Adding rules to permutations

How can I calculate only those permutations of Range[n], that satisfy certain rules? I don't want to filter the result after calculating all the permutations but ...
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List-operations only when restrictions are fulfilled (Part 2)

Consider the following: data={{{3544128000, 80}, {3544732800, 80}, {3545337600, 80}, {3545942400, 80}, {3545942400, 160}, {3546547200, 160}, {3547152000, 0}}}; ...
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List-operations only when restrictions are fulfilled (Part 1)

Consider the following: ...
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A question about transforming one List into two Lists with additional requirements

Background: I create geometric patterns by applying many linear transformations on geometries, I need functions to weed out the exponentially increasing number of ( unnecessary ) points involved which ...
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Splitting a list in which figures vary from negative to positive

Consider the following list: data={4078, 256, -1266, -388, 1290, 1368, 1446, 1524, 2}; I would like to split any kind of such list always, when figures turn form ...
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Picking random items out of a list only once

I'm trying to create a function that randomly returns a value from a list but remembers the values that have been given before. At the end when the list is empty it should return an empty list. ...
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Add lists with unequal lengths together to create a matrix

I'm trying to create a stacked bar chart using raw data coming from a MySQL server. The result coming back from one query is: ...
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How to Map a subset of list elements to a function?

How would you, given a list {1, 2, 3, 4}, apply a function f to 1 and ...
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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 ...
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Map and Apply a function on a nested list

I have a list like this: {{1,2}, {4,2}, {6,4} ... } I want to replace every second number with a function of that number. For e.g. ...
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Combining heads of lists so that you can create a nested list from two sublists

I have a list such as list = {1,4,3,4,6,3,1,2,3,4 ... } and a range, say, range = Range[20000]. I want to obtain the following ...
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How to thread a list

I have data in format data = {{a1, a2}, {b1, b2}, {c1, c2}, {d1, d2}} Tableform: I want to thread it to : ...
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How to create a list of pre-defined functions?

I would like to create a list of Cauchy distribution pdf's, having different locations of their maxima, and being multiplied by different factors; then I'd like to calculate those functions' values ...
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How to visualize/edit a big matrix as a table?

Is it possible to visualize/edit a big matrix as a table ? I often end up exporting/copying big tables to Excel for seeing them, but I would prefer to stay in Mathematica and have a similar view as in ...
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How to apply or map a list of functions to a list of data?

Say I have a group of functions: f1[a_] := a * -1; f2[a_] := a * 100; f3[a_] := a / 10.0; and some data in a list: ...
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Handling vector comparisons in “Piecewise” function

Is it possible for the Piecewise function to process a vector comparison? For example, my input vector is x={0,1,2,3,4} I would like to define a function that ...
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Issues with a Counter that is tallying term appearances

I am working with an array of textfiles, trying to see how frequent certain terms are. However, I am running into some difficulty with my running counts of bigram frequency. Here is a snippet of my ...
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Transpose uneven lists

Is there a quick method to transpose uneven lists without conditionals? With: Drop[Table[q, {10}], #] & /@ Range[10] Thus the first list would have the ...
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Modifying a List in a function in place [duplicate]

An example will be most specific: func[list_, column_] := list[[All, column]] = Map[#*2 &, list[[All, column]]]; This throws errors. I want to avoid doing ...
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Sequentially numbering a nested list

I've got a nested list {a, b, {c, d}, e, {f, {g, h}}} which I want to magically transmogrify to ...
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Why can't NumberQ be used as the head of a pattern?

Consider the following: list={1/First[{}], 1, 2, 1/First[{}], 3}; DeleteCases[list,_NumberQ] I wanted to remove all cases, which did not match ...
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How to “ignore” an element of Map or MapIndexed

Say I have some function that I'm applying every element in a list to... if that element matches some criteria: ...
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Conditional Gathering of lists

Just need a little help with the GatherBy / SplitBy function(s). I have a list of random numbers here: ...
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Setting parts of a list

Suppose I have list a = Range[10] {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10} in which I want to set some elements to be a list ...
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MapThread on a nested Map

A simple problem I am facing is here: ...
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Path queries for tree-structured data

Can anyone suggest documentation or tutorials for developing path queries and indices for (XML-like) tree-structured data? Suppose data is organized hierarchically in key->value pairs, eg: ...
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variable sized lists and using lists as variables

I am trying to scan a parameter space of varying numbers of parameters subject to some constraints (I am interested in any number of constraints just out of curiosity, but in reality no more than 2 ...
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How do I treat elements in a list as variables inside a module?

I want to be able to assign values to a list element inside a module. For example if I have: ...
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Make a ragged list rectangular by trimming instead of padding

I have a ragged list ragged = {{a,b,c,d,e},{x,y,z}} that I would like to trim (on the right) to be rectangular. The desired result is ...
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Simple algorithm to find cycles in edge list

I have the edge list of an undirected graph which consists of disjoint "cycles" only. Example: {{1, 2}, {2, 3}, {3, 4}, {4, 1}, {5, 6}, {6, 7}, {7, 5}} Each ...
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Equating matrices (or higher order tensors) element-wise

Say I have two matrices (or, as in my case, higher order tensors) $A,B$, and I want to solve the equation $A=B$. To do so , I need a list of equations that equate entry-wise the elements of $A$ and ...
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extract values from replacement list

Solve returns a list of replacement rules In: Solve[x + y == 3 && x - y == 6, {x, y}] Out: {{x -> 9/2, y -> -(3/2)}} I am only interested in the ...
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Constructing a list that includes a leading zero (01,02,03 … 55, 56, etc.)

I am constructing a list for use in file operations. Say I want to create list which contains values from 01 to 87. The kicker is that the first nine integers need ...
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Mathematica: finding min/max in list

I have a list of coordinates like this one: {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},{x3,y3},...,{xn,yn}} I need to get the minimum and the maximum of all x-values and the minimum and ...
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Operate on several lists to create one list

How do you put corresponding values from different lists together according to some operation? E.g. I have three lists giving the velocity in the x, y and z direction respectively. I'd like create ...
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Extracting values from nested rules in JSON data

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 ...
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From a list to a list of rules

Starting from these two lists, var = {a, b, c} values = {{1, 2, 3}, {4, 5, 6}, {7, 8 , 9}} how can I generate a list of rules? ...
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Elegant operations on matrix rows and columns

Question The Mathematica tutorial has a section 'Basic Matrix Operations', describing operations like transpose, inverse and determinant. These operations all work on entire matrices. I am missing a ...
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Partition a set into subsets of size $k$

Given a set $\{a_1,a_2,\dots,a_{lk}\}$ and a positive integer $l$, how can I find all the partitions which includes subsets of size $l$ in Mathematica? For instance, given ...
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How can the {x,y,z} points that fall on the outer boundary of a set of values be selected and smoothly surfaced?

For a given set of x,y,z values, that may, or may not form a uniform shape, how can the center of the data cloud be found, and the surface points be located and a solid smooth surface created from ...
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Creating Lists From Loops

Consider the following: lists = Import["G:/Notebooks/Lists.csv"]; col7 = lists [[All, 7]]; For[i=0,i<101,i++,Print[Count[col7,i]]] This will get a 100 cells ...
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Fill out blanks with a upcoming number in a list?

I have a bunch of arrays looking like this: {"", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", "", ...