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

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Speed up 4D matrix/array generation

I have to fill a 4D array, whose entries are $\mathrm{sinc}\left[j(a-b)^2+j(c-d)^2-\phi\right]$ for a fixed value of $\phi$ (normally -15) and a fixed value of $j$ (normally about 0.00005). The way ...
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Given a list of lists, build a list in which lists with equal first and last elements are grouped together

I have a list of lists, and I'd like to build a new list, in which lists are in the same list if they have the same first and last element. Here's an example. Suppose I have ...
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Where do those nulls come from? [closed]

I have seen discussions of unwanted nulls in the output in the context of building lists with conditions on the elements, but that is not involved here. I would like to know where the nulls come from ...
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How to make a simple tree yourself with defined distances for each generation?

I'm trying to make a function that generates a tree for spin spin analysis in spectroscopy. I though it would be pretty easy, but I'm totally stocked. The tree should look something like this: ...
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Partition a set into $k$ non-empty subsets

The Stirling number of the second kind is the number of ways to partition a set of $n$ objects into $k$ non-empty subsets. In Mathematica, this is implemented as ...
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Sum of Multinomial Coefficients

Basically, I want to write a function to compute the following sum $f(m,L):=\sum_{0\leq k_1,\cdots, k_n\leq m} \binom{m}{k_1,k_2,\cdots k_n}$ and $\mathrm{supp}(k)=L \subseteq \left \{ 1,...,n \right ...
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Best way to modify values in a list of rules?

Recently I had to solve a problem similar to this: Let's say I have a list of list of rules ...
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Strange behaviour of variables in Table

I'm trying to work with some vectors and have run into a strange problem. An obvious way to define a difference of two vectors would be dif[x_,y_] := x-y I ...
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Finding all points of period n in an iterated map

I'm trying to implement an algorithm of Jenkinson and Pollicott to calculate the Hausdorff dimension of a Julia set for the map $f_c : z\mapsto z^2 + c$. It's described on page 40 of their paper, ...
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Passing large list by reference

I have the following problem: I would like to control evaluation of a variable that points to a list. For example, frequently in the code I have functions of the form that are supposed to work on ...
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Find Roots in Do loop

Task: Finding roots in loop t = List[1, 2, 3, 4, 5] fx[x_] := a*x^2 - 5 List[Do[Print[FindRoot[fx[k] == 1, {a, 1}]], {k, 0, 5}]] Output: Currently the output is ...
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Listable compiled function using Map

I'm trying to minimize the computation time of problem which is too long to post. I use compilein order to gain some speed. To increase speed I would like to use ...
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Finding an index with certain conditions

EDIT: I need to find out an index i which depends on certain conditions and I'm not able to implement it. I have a list (time points) $t_i$ and two constants $a,c$ ...
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Counting the population of integers

Suppose that myData is a list of sublists. Each sublist has a length of one or greater and contains any number of replicates of the integers 1, 2, 3, and 4. I ...
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get while loop output into a list [duplicate]

I would like to get the output from this while loop and use it as a list so I can count the frequency of the various tuples.. ...
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Converting a list of replacement rules into a list of real values [duplicate]

The following command outputs a list of replacement rules. ...
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Quick multiple selections from a list

What is the fastest way to make multiple selections from a list? Compiled methods included. For example, here are two methods for selecting a subset, compared:- ...
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Replacing values of a function

I have recently starting using Mathematica and have recently come to what seems as an impasse in my understanding of the language. If this is too "tell me how to do it" I would certainly understand. ...
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How can I remove matching sublists from my list?

I want to use DeleteCases (or any appropriate function) to remove elements of a list, which in turn are lists of fixed size. The rule I wish to apply is that any ...
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Delete elements from a list really fast

I have this bit of code that works, but it's very slow when there are 600k elements in the list: ...
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Discrete 3D plots of median ratios of two 2D matrices of lists of values

Lets say I have 2 2D arrays where each cell contains a list of values: Example: ...
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How do I find the Euclidean distance between one point and all the points in a list?

I want to find the Euclidean distance between one point (x1) and a list of points (y1), which contains a lot of coordinates x1 = killer[[2]] {6.05102, ...
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Elegant way to handle columns operations

Inspired by this question from @sjdh and by my recurrent use of columns operations in database sets, I was looking for one way to make columns operations more symetric, so I can handle with matrix and ...
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Count items in a list that occur before a date

I have a list of dates that happen throughout 2013. I wish to construct a graph showing a cumulative total of elements that happen before that date. I have a working algorithm, but it seems too slow ...
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How to rebuild original data from a histogram?

I have data in the following form. I have a list of values and a list of frequencies that indicate how often each value has occurred. Example list of values: ...
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Vlookup function as Excel in Mathematica

How can we create a Vlookup function, similar to what we have in Excel? So if we have a table a and another b, we could add ...
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Efficiently finding the maximum value of a column in a matrix

Imagine I have a matrix of the following form: TestArray = $((a_1,b_1,...),(a_2,b_2,...),(a_3,b_3,...),...)$, where a specific example might be: TestArray = ...
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writing a function using multiple variables

I am fairly new to Mathematica and am trying to write a function for the equation: xx = [x/(Sqrt[h^2 + d^2 + y^2]))*(Sqrt[h^2 + (d + yy)^2]) where h, d are known ...
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Frequency of elements in a list (merging tally data) [duplicate]

I've got a list in the format of list={{a,1},{a,1},{b,1},{c,1},{b,1}} And I want it to "compress" into a list of pairs ...
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How can I eliminate equivalent equations from a list?

I want to find the numbers $a$, $b$, $c$, $d$ of the plane $ax + by +cz +d = 0$ which make the distance from the point $M(1,2,3)$ to the plane equal to 2. I tried ...
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Summing along rows or columns of a matrix

I have a list of rows in database such as {{a,b,c}, {d,e,f},{g,h,i}} I want to be able to add each row across and each column down (like a spreadsheet). In other ...
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how to work with list as function parameter

I want to output an arrow based on input from user and I tried writing this small function to achieve this: ...
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Selecting multiple columns from a matrix?

Sample data: ...
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How can I collect data for visualization of quick sort?

I know how to implement quick sort in Mathematica. But I don't know how to get the temp data for visualization, because I used recursion. I want the effect similar to this: ...
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ListPlot does not recognize my list

I have created a list in Mathematica and for some reason it does not want to Plot my list in pairs {x1,y1}, but instead does {y1,y2} even though I partitioned the list to make it in the correct ...
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How to change a value within a list of lists?

I essentially have two questions, both are related. 1) How do I change a value within a list of lists (I provided a example problem)? 2) Why does my code not work? I have a list which was created ...
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DeleteDuplicates not deleting duplicates

It is not surprising that DeleteDuplicates[{5,5.}] returns {5,5.} because DeleteDuplicates ...
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Assign the output of a loop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating a table/Matrix during a For loop Yet another simple question. ...
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How can I merge two lists in a special way?

It's been over a year since I've used Mathematica, and I'm having a total brain fart on a home project. I'd like to take an existing list of lists, say, ...
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How can I transform a list of binary digits into integers?

I want to transform a list of binary digits into integers. With the Table function, I produce four lists of binary digits of length 32. Then I tried to turn these ...
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How can I make my code simpler?

I want to find similar letters ...
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Find all the last weekends in a year

In order to obtain the weekends of a year you'd use something like this: ...
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Removing elements from a list which appear in another list

There are two lists {a, b, c, a, d, a, e} and {a, c, a}. I need to remove those elements from the first list which appears in a second list, to get {b, d, a, e}
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Error in setting matrix elements [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Set parts of indexed lists? For better organization of my code, sometime I use data objects in the form: ...
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Efficiently extracting an array subset given a separate array

I have two arrays. The first array consists of tens of millions of rows and three columns with a string, a number, and a string. ...
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How can I get a running sum for a list?

I've got following data I'm reading from a file: ...
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Ways to compute inner products of tensors

One way to evaluate the following sums is combining Table and Sum: $u_{abcd} = \sum_{e=1}^3 v_{aeb}w_{ced}$ $q_{ab} = \sum_{d,e=1}^3 v_{d e a}w_{deb}$ It will look like ...
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How find the first element of a list greater than zero (or another criterion) when there is a symbol in the list?

I need to find the position of the first element of a list that is either greater than zero (or some other criterion) or a symbol. Something like ...
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Optimising 2D binning code

I have a set of (x,y,z) data, 45,000 to be precise and I want to bin the z values in 256 equidistant bins based on their (x,y) values. The final array should be a set of 256x256 array with each slot ...
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Handling holidays in financial time series

I have two lists: list1and list2, which are financial time series with only 2 variables—date and price. The problem is: these ...