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

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Bad performance of LengthWhile?

A friend of mine showed me this example, it's a test comparing LengthWhile to a self-made lengthwhile written in a direct and ...
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Partition a list dependent on consecutive list values

I have a list of 2D points which I partition every time the distance between consecutive list elements is bigger than a certain threshold. In a second step I select all the lists that start within a ...
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Bad performance from SubsetQ?

Can I say this is a bad performance from the new V10 function SubsetQ? Here are some tests comparing it to ...
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List Manipulation on Array with subscript elements

I am trying to write a function which operates on an array with subscripted elements. As an example i have the array a={$1_3$,$2_2$,$4_1$}, which means i have 3 amounts of value 1, 2 amounts of value ...
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Convert matrix rows into variables

Can anyone show me how to set all matrix rows to variables. For example, I have matrix w={{1,2,3},{3,2,1},{0,0,0}} and I need to set each matrix row to be separate ...
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Find maxima and minima of data like {time,value}

I have a list of time and values of the charge and discharge of a capacitor, and i want to separate in two list of {time,value of charge} , {time, value of discharge} I know there is a lot of the ...
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Get 'new' list of data by manipulation 'old' list

Assume I have the the following list of data: valuesOld = {5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 40, 45, 55, 65, 80}; I would like to construct the following list: ...
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Remove all “not equal” clauses from an expression

I am banging my head against the following question: how can I have Mathematica take cond = 2 a >= 3 b && 70 a >= 19 && 20 a != 13; and ...
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Faster Integer Approximation of pi

I'd like to speed up this calculation: First[Sort[Table[{k,Abs[Round[k/Pi]Pi - k]1.{k,1,100000}],#1[[2]]<#2[[2]] &]] The code above generates a list of ...
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getting at the right parts of a list

I have a way to solve my problem, but it seems like there should be something better. Also I realize that I probably don't have a good enough handle on how to get at parts of lists the way I need to. ...
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Join lists with nested list

Is there a way of smarter way of joining list of the form l1 = {a,{b,c}}; l2 = {d,{e,f}}; l3 = {g,{h,i}}; To obtain ...
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Remove Successive Duplicate From A Large List (200k by 4 matrix)

I am interested in removing successive duplicate rows from a very large list (~200k rows by 4 columns) using Mathematica.The built-in 'DeleteDuplicates' seems to remove all duplicates, I am interested ...
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parsing a list or vector

I have a table of elements that generate a list q[i_]=i; B=Table[q[i],{i,1,50}] I would like to parse the list meaning, take the first 10 elements, then take ...
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How to partition a list according to a value in the list

I have a list of the form $\{\{d_1,c_1\},\{d_2,c_2\},\ldots,\{d_n,c_n\}\}$. The values c_i take values between $1,\ldots,k$. I want to partition the data into $k$ lists according to the values $c_i$. ...
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Sorting out atom types in an XYZ file

I am trying to rewrite the output of "VertexCoordinates" such that instead of a hybrid list of atoms and coordinates that result from using the following input program, I want all coordinates of the ...
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Working with calculations that depend on the previous value in a list

I'm trying to make calculations on a list that depend on the previous value. In my case I'm doing event detection - detecting the point where a value rises above some threshold for the first time ...
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How to define even permutations correctly?

I define even permutations as following, but there may be some error. I use it in two different way and get different output. ...
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One to Many Lists Merge

I have two lists: ...
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Rearranging 5 equations

I am trying to rearrange 5 equations in terms of 5 variables. I have the equations for y1, y2, ...
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Compare some lists, if elements are almost equal

I've got the solutions of three systems on two variables (a and b) that gives results sometimes almost equal. The three list are not of equal length! For example: ...
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How can I create a set (list) provide a kind of rule/algorithm?

Example: S = {r ∈ Q : r² < 2} Let S be the set of all rational numbers whose squares are less than 2. It follows that 1 ∈ S, 4/3 ∈ S, but 3/2 doesn't ∈ S because 9/4 ≥ 2. Thank you.
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How to multiply specific columns in a matrix of data?

So I need to make a plot of some ~2000 data points I have from a spreadsheet. I'm able to import the data just fine, it stores it like so sundat ...
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Remove values from list element, and add to other element

Basically what I need is to make a list of 400 elements, all have value 1. The next step is to create a function, that subtracts value (-1) from an element, and adds that to another element. So: ...
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How to understand the extensional usage of Flatten? [duplicate]

Recently, I have been reading Mathematica program that written by many advanced Mathematica user, like Mr.Wizard, J.M., Kuba,etc to improve my programming capacity In the On generalizing Partition[] ...
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Coalition Games

Suppose an election produces the following result: result = {{"a", 120}, {"b", 80}, {"c", 50}, {"d", 30}}; Letters are parties and numbers seats. To form a ...
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Generating random symmetric matrix

Suppose first that I want to generate a matrix whose elements are independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) with distribution dist. This is easy: ...
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How to count number of observations/rows within each group

I have a huge unbalanced panel data. I want to count number of rows within each group. For example, I have the following data: ...
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Combining more than two lists by first column as index

Please bear with me. It might be easy but its been hard for me. I have say three lists: ...
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Column Operation - Subtract part of nested list from part of another nested list [duplicate]

I have two lists with x- and y-coordinates with different z-coordinates of the form {{x0, y0, z0_1}, {x1, y1, z1_1}, ..., {xn, yn, zn_1}} and ...
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Sublists of Random Permutations

What is an efficient way to create a list of (psudo)randomly chosen permutations? I'm trying to create a list like below: ...
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How to append to a list of lists elegantly [duplicate]

I have have list of lists and I would like to be able to append an element to the start of each list. I am sure there must be an elegant solution. EG: a and ...
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ListLinePlot of data imported from an Excel file [duplicate]

This is a continuation of another very similar question about how to plot structured data using ListLinePlot. Here is a sample data imported from an Excel file: ...
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Complement[] changes order of elements?

Consider this example: Complement[{a, y, c, d, e}, {a, c}, {d}] (*{e, y}*) However, I was expecting the result to be: ...
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Issue with very large lists in Mathematica

I have a need to work with very large arrays of data in Mathematica. The length of the list is not known upfront. The typical size is a few hundred thousands elements and could easily go beyond a ...
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How to efficiently select elements from a Hash?

How can I write an efficient version of the following selection statement: Keys[Select[hash, # < constant &]]; // AbsoluteTiming hash can be made from: ...
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Wrapping Interval Notation for Take

I'm trying to implement the solution to a math problem in Mathematica, but my code can't handle a particular boundary case. I think that I could implement a function that would do what I want it to, ...
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How to manipulate with external data?

I have a .txt file which contains a lot of triples (a, b, c) (one per row) which should be coefficients of my equation ax^2+bx+c=0. I want to include each triple in .nb file and solve each equation. ...
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How can I produce a list of solutions for a function which is updated with updated variables using for loop?

I need to loop over a set of equations, solving for X and adding the new X value to the old X value at each step. The output I need is a list ...
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Pick with nested list

I have a list of pairs of values. Some of those pairs are invalid based on another list. I would like to select only the valid pairs. ...
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Mapping a function over the parts of a deeply nested Array

I have two tensors: tensorS = Array[Subscript[s, #1, #2, #3, #4] &, {2, 16, 16, 19}]; tensorR = Array[Subscript[r, #1, #2, #3] &, {2, 16, 19}]; ...
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Is there a way to riffle more than two lists?

I thought Riffle would generalize such that Riffle[{a,b,c},{1,2,3},{x,y,z}] would return ...
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How to make functions from datasets

I have a csv that encodes the results of plugging certain parameters (say, A and B) into certain functions (say, ...
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Manipulating lists with uneven amounts of entries

So I have a list like so list={{a},{b,c},{d,e,f},{g,h}} and the basic logic I want is to be able to manipulate each of the nested lists individually. So If I ...
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Finding the coefficient of a certain power in a generating function

I want to compute $(t^1+\dots +t^5)(t^2+\dots+ t^6)(t^3+\dots +t^9)$ and find the coefficient of $t^{15}$ for example. $t$ is an indeterminate Now in Maple this is simply as ...
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Indirect transformation based on a list of data points

I have a set of data which describes the Intensity function $Int(q)$ as a function of $q$. The data list provided below provides the shape of $Int(q)$ versus $q$.How can I use this information to ...
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How to efficiently select element in a list of lists?

How can I write an efficient version of the following statement? Cases[list, {_, feature_} /; feature < constant]; // AbsoluteTiming List is of the form, list ...
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Breaking up combined data into several smaller data sets

I have one combined data with first number as the x-value and the remaining as different y-axis values (y1,y2,y3...). How do I break this combined list, data= (x,y1,y2,y3...) into smaller lists, such ...
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Is there a bug in the Part function of Mathematica 10?

I am using Mathematica 10 now. I typed code below {{1, 2}, {2, 4}, {3, 6}, {4, 8}}[[;; , 1]][[1]] and this gives result 1 ...
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How to select elements with a specific style of a list?

Suppose I have a list: where 3 'up's of the list are red(I've made it to Cell Expression as follows). ...
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Why does a certain CSV file import properly into LibreOffice but not into Mathematica 10.0?

I'm working on a project involving data manipulation and it involves working with CSV files. I know that the files are properly formatted as when I import them into LibreOffice, all of the columns ...