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

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Delete pairs from a list

I have a data set in which I need to remove all matched pairs of entries - not just the first entry that is duplicated but both entries. To add to the complexity, the pairs must be between different ...
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More efficient Omnibus number determination?

Amusing myself with concepts from "Omnibus Sequences, Coupon Collection, and Missing Word Counts", in particular the sequences. To paraphrase the concept, a string is k-Omni over some alphabet a if ...
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Comparison Operation for Nested Matrices

I have a nested matrix n as bellow ...
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Drop row if sum of part of row is equal to zero

My problem is the following: Suppose I have a matrix A which looks the following: ...
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How do I save/export a list so that it can later be easily imported as a list again?

I have a couple of big lists (each of them contains elements that are themselves lists of two elements, i.e. an element of each list that I have is of the form {x, y}) that I want to save/export. ...
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Insert all elements from one matrix into another

I have two matrices $A$ and $B$ which are the same size. Each element of $A$ is a list of numbers. Each element of $B$ is just a number. How do I insert each element of $B$ into the corresponding list ...
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Assign values to variable names in lists [duplicate]

I hope somebody can help me in this (I guess) simple question: I have a list of variable names ls={w0,w1,w2} and another list of values ...
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How do I sum up p items in a sequence?

I have the following sequence list = {p1, p2, p3, p4 ....} I am summing up the p items as follows: p1 + p2 + 2*sqrt (p21*p2) = p12 p12 + p3 + 2*sqrt (p12*p3) = p123 p123 + p4 + 2*sqrt (p123*p4) = ...
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Matrix operations performed with column-vectors

We have 3 matrices: m1, m2 and b. We want to apply matrix operations (dot or sum) in a ...
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How can I create a class of matrices programmatically?

I am trying to figure out how to create a function that can create the matrix pattern below, where: f[1] returns {{1}} ...
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Defining a function as a sum of several Gaussians

I have a function that is a summation of several Gaussians. Working with a 1D Gaussian here, there are 3 variables for each Gaussian: A, ...
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Elements of a List according position in axis

({{a, b}, {c, d}}) a, b, c and d are Lists of 300 length. Their first 4 elements must specify their position in the column (1 column, 2 column, etc) and the ...
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Select words from different rows of column headings

I have a 2-dim array. The first 3 rows have column headings. The heading can be a single word, or 2 words (which take 2 rows) or 3 words (which take 3 rows). For each column I know which row has ...
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ListDensityPlot and ListPlot3D with big data [duplicate]

I have a large data set (512 x 512) and I have problems plotting it. ListPointPlot3D works fine But ListDensityPlot won't go through all the points (the same goes for ListPlot3D): Is there a way to ...
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Nest Replace Function with different rules

I have a table of data that I want to filter. Any value of zero in the table means that value was not calculated, so it should get populated with the tag "NC". Next the table is filtered for all ...
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What is wrong with my use of Flatten? [duplicate]

Why does Flatten[f[g[a, f[b]], f[c, d]]] result in f[g[a, f[b]], c, d] I expected the answer to be ...
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Is this the expected behaviour from Partition when padding is inserted at the start of the list?

The documentation for Partition shows an example of partitioning without padding, so that no elements are dropped, but the last sublist can be shorter. ...
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Find Lists with intersecting sublists

I have a list of the following form: ...
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Check every list element for appearance

I'm used to MATLAB so this might be a stupid question but Mathematica is freaking me out. I have a big matrix with the following format: ...
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Grabbing columns from a matrix [duplicate]

If I have a matrix - exampleMatrix = {{A1,B1,C1},{A2,B2,C2},{A3,B3,C3}}; And I want to create a matrix like - ...
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Merge two lists for List3DPlot [duplicate]

I have a two lists: list1 = {{x1, y1}, {x2, y2}, {x3, y3}, {x4, y4}, {x5, y5}} and list2 = {z1, z2, z3, z4, z5} and I want to ...
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How can I extract multiple spans from a list?

I know in Mathematica, I can do A = Range[100]; B = A[[50 ;; 60]] B will then contain the 50th through 60th elements of A. Now, what if I wanted B to take 10th ...
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Using Part rather than Extract

In my work I found that I needed the Extract function. However I was wondering if there was a way to use Part. Assume that ...
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Clearing arguments passed to a Module

Is there a possible way to clear the arguments passed to a module to release some memory. I believe that arguments passed to modules are passed by value rather than pass by reference. e.g. I have the ...
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Replacing one element of list

I have a list of sequences of x's and y's. I want to switch the last position to the "opposite" symbol - if ...
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How would you efficiently implement BinListsBy?

Let's say I have a list like this: data = {{21, "Alice"}, {27, "Bob"}, {22, "Charles"}, {34, "Dora"}, {75, "Eliza"}} containing ages and names of persons. What I ...
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How to add a column to a table that counts the number of times the lines appear?

I am at a complete loss at this. I have a table with 2 columns and n lines. Some of the lines are repeated. What I want to do is add a new column that counts the number of repetitions of each line. ...
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Extract X value from corresponding Y value from a List or Transpose [duplicate]

I have a list of X values and Y values separately, and also together with: data=Transpose[{X,Y}] This data is from a chromatogram, and I want to extract the ...
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Select duplicate values from a list [duplicate]

How can I select the duplicate values in a list? Example: {1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1}
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Generating an Ulam spiral

An Ulam Spiral is quite an interesting construction, revealing unexpected features in the distribution of primes. Here is a related topic with one answer by Pinguin Dirk, who has provided one ...
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Convert a string into a list of numbers

I got the following problem I don't know how to solve or if it's at all possible to solve(I'm quite new to Mathematica and don't have an IT background, so please explain slowly if possible:)) I'm ...
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Trouble understanding a piece of code found on Wolfram Blog

I am trying to go through this Wolfram Blog example: http://blog.wolfram.com/2009/02/12/flag-analysis-with-mathematica/ on country flag analysis. I am having a problem understanding the following ...
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Replacing a specific pattern of values at level 2 in a list

I've a list of lists, tl = {{True, False, m12}, {False, m22, m33}, {m32, False, True}} and each nested list has the same length, What is the proper way to ...
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How to test if all the elements in a list are Integers? [closed]

Consider a list such as s={1,2,3,3,5,6,3} With IntegerQ[number] , you know if number is an ...
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Create a matrix of matrices using Band and ArrayFlatten [duplicate]

I can easily write a simple Band matrix using: SparseArray[{Band[{2, 1}] -> a}, {Dim, Dim}] where a is a number. Now, I ...
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Dealing with a huge dataset

I have two ingredients here: a big dataset contained in a list, with ~ 20M values. a function that takes as each element of the list as input and yields True or False I want to save somewhere the ...
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Delete Missing data from coordinate sets

I have a list of pairs of coordinates, where some are missing. ...
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Permuting elements within a list

I have s = {2, 3, 5, 7, 1, 4, 6} (* always with diffente elements in {1,2....7}*) l = Length[s] n = 3 and n tells us that we ...
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Resolving Error: Mathematica evaluation order on Lists

I have a table that is 27 x 27, each entry corresponds to an element from the periodic table. I use the replacement rules in element list to allow me to convert a list of elements into a list of ...
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Importing Data and Devoting Their Names to Them

There are some files in a directory. I have used of SetDiroctory to access all of them. SetDirectory["C:\\Users\\SE7EN\\Desktop\\mathematica\\test"]; I can visit ...
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Complement of multisets

Given lists $a$ and $b$, which represent multisets, how can I compute the complement $a\setminus b$? I'd like to construct a function xunion that returns the ...
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Complement for a Matrix

In a matrix, there are some non-zero elements same as: aA= Also, there is a list such as: list = {a, b, c, d, e, f, g, ii, jj, kk}; I want to access to ...
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make a list based on two other lists

I have two lists: list1={4,6} list2={1,2} and I now want a function f that produces f[list1_,list2_]:={1,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,2,2} ...
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A more efficient way of fitting a non-linear model that returns an entire list?

I have a function that takes two parameters, del and nu, and returns a list npoints long ...
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Efficient matrix / array generation

What is the most efficient way of generating the following matrix? $\left( \begin{array}{ccccc} 1 & 0 & 1 & 0 & 1 & 0 & 1 & \dots\\ \frac{1}{2} & \frac{1}{2} & 0 ...
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how to apply a function to a list of tables

I have several files, and I want to extract for each of them a table, and then select just numbers, and keep only rows with five elements. My code works fine during import ...
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select from a list based on digits

I wish to know how do I count the number of occurrences of numbers that end in digits d. e.g. Say I create a list of Divisors of 12! I now want to count those divisors that end in 12. Like 12 & ...
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How do I perform the riffle function backward? [duplicate]

I know riffle will combine the lists {1,2,3} and {a,b,c} to be {1,a,2,b,3,c}. Is there a way to work backward and split the list {a,b,c,d,e,f} to be {a,c,e} and {b,d,f}?
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Aligning two lists

I have two lists, L1 and L2, each with a key and some data. Let us say the key is a person's name, a string, and the data follows. (To respond to rasher's query:) Let us also assume the lists are ...