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

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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 ...
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Concatenate strings from different levels of list

After a lot of trouble I've finally come pretty close to what I want to do. I now have a list that looks like this: ...
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How to ContourPlot a Table? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is ContourPlot not displaying this curve? Why do I have to put Evaluate[] here I'm trying to plot certain contours of a function $f:\mathbb R^2\to\mathbb R$. What I ...
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System Identification with large Input/Output Data

I have some questions about system identification. I made some measurement of current step (input) and voltage response(output) and I want to fine the parameters of my impedance. The sample rate is ...
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RecurrenceTable with vector

Mathematica can do a RecurrenceTable with a vector, here is a simple example: RecurrenceTable[{x[n + 1] == 2* x[n], x[0] == {1, 2, 3}}, x, {n, 3}] with output ...
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Ignore missing data while doing a Mean

I want to compute the mean of a list while ignoring missing values, but I don't find a lot of information on how to deal with Missing data in Mathematica. I have a list like : ...
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Modify a sub-part of a sub-list only

I have this list: a = {{{0, 0}, {1, 7}, {2, 0}, {3, 2}, {4, 7}}, {{0, 0}, {1, 0}, {2, 1}, {3, 2}, {4, 7}}} and I'd like to transform it to this: ...
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Elementwise join

I have two tensors of arbitrary but equal rank n (and equal dimensions): A and B, and I want to get a third tensor of rank n + ...
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Implementing Remainder Tree

I want to implement Remainder Tree based on this. With the answers on SE I've come up with: ...
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Distributing elements across a list of lists

I have two lists: u = {{1, 3}, {2, 6}, {3, 9}} v = {0, 4} and I want to obtain this list from them: ...
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Nested List Product

I want to apply Times on the elements of a list such that: ...
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How I can use Apply or Map with If?

I have list of objects: list = {{1, 1, 0.05, 0.05}, {2, 2, 0.05, 0.05}, {13, 13, 0.05, 0.05}}; list = {{x,y,Vx,Vy},{x,y,Vx,Vy},...}; And ...
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Thread over a nested list top to bottom until non-list elements are found

I have a nested list: list = {1, 2, {3, 4}, f[a], {2, h[b]}} I would like to apply a function g to all elements of the ...
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How can I get every distinct size-n combination of a list?

Let's say I have a list: {a, b, c} I would like to, for say $n=2$ get every distinct pair from that list. That is, the expected result should be, for some ...
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How do I define a function that, when given a list of parameters, plots a family of functions?

So far I've got this: draw[a_, b_] := Plot[{f[a, b[[1]], x], f[a, b[[2]], x]}, {x, 0, 5}] The function draw will be used like ...
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Join lists in a list of lists

What's the best way to join two consecutive lists in a list of lists ? For example if I have the list x = {{1}, {2}, {3}, {4}} and I want to get in x ...
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How can I replace part of list and have the replacement affect the initial list?

I have a list: list = {{1,1,0.05,0.05}, {2,2,0.05,0.05}}; and I want to do this change ...
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Random sample with gap sizes

Lets say I have 101 instances of data with multiple attributes. In particular case, one attribute has 7 unique values. I want to get ...
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How to generate patterns by a list of integers

I have a list of integers {3,4,2,2}. This list will give patterns {x_,_,y_,y_,_,_,z_,z_,w_,w_,x_} and ...
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How to represent a list as a cycle

I want to select distinct cycles (represented by List). The cycle {a, b, c, d} must be the same as {b, c, d, a} or ...
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How can I assign some part of data from one list to another list?

I don't know this is correct question or not,but I have a doubt. I have two Lists names are list1 and ...
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Using Transpose with a list as the second argument

I'm having difficulty understanding the Transpose function. I know what the transpose of a matrix is, not a problem, and I see that applying the ...