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

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Using Derivative with list in curly brackets

I'd like to make a formula for a sum containing Derivative where the number of arguments in the latter depends on an input parameter n. Also involved is a list ...
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Apply a function to each element of a list and sum it

I have a list {-1.8, 1.44, 0.2736, -1.72514, 1.17612} where each element stands for a value of x. e.g. $x1 = -1.8$, $x2 = 1.44$ and so on. How can I find the ...
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Finding the optimal teams ranking based on the table of match results

My original question was this: So my task is to score all the possible rankings of the 14 SEC football teams and find the best one, using who won in head-to-head games as the sole criterion ...
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How to expand the size of the matrix automatically?

I have a matrix in 2x2 a ={{x, y}, {z, u}} I want to expand this matrix 3x3 b ={{x, y, y}, {z, u, x}, {z, x, u}} 4x4 ...
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How do I get the length of held list without evaluating the list?

I used Extract with Hold to retrieve a sublist containing expressions I didn't want evaluating, e.g. ...
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Extra brackets of Position command

Command Position always comes with two extra curly brackets {{}} when it's just one index for the location. I use [[1,1]] in front of my position commands. Is there ...
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choosing the fastest way of finding position

I have this list {1,7,8,10} for instance. and a second list which is always smaller or equal to the first one say {10,7}. How ...
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A list containing zero elements

I have a list containing zero and nonzero elements. How can I throw away zero elements and just keep non zero ones.
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Contracting with Levi-Civita (totally antisymmetric) tensor

I have an array $v_{ijk}$ which is effectively a rank-$3$ tensor with dimensions $3\times3\times3$, and I need to contract it with $e^{ijk}$, i.e. evaluate $v_{ijk} e^{ijk}$ (see Einstein ...
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Explore a nested list

This question is similar to Numbering nested list according with Depth (or Level) I have a list like ...
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How to use ImageMultiply[] over a list of strings?

I'm trying to do the following: ...
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Using an ellipse as a threshold for Nearest function

The Nearest function can receive as a threshold parameter a radius to look for elements inside that. From the documentation: ...
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Updating List with Do works but not with ParallelDo [duplicate]

I am trying to find 5 minimas for some function. I can obtain the results if I implement a simple Do function. I tried to speed it up by using ParallelDo and then my code returns spurious results. ...
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How to transpose unequal lists

As the titel says I want to transpose a matrix containing rows of unequal length, to be able to transport them to excel (in row form, there are too many datapoint to write them in a cell. In another ...
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Fast way to extract data from a list

I used data=Table[{i,f[i]},{i,1,n}] to produce a list, here n is greater than 2^20 = 1048576. The function f(N) runs in time ...
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Searching for closest entry in a table

I have a large table of triplets whose structure is: list=Table[{a,b, RandomReal[]}, {a,1,100}, {b,1,100}] I would like to search through the list by looking ...
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Need help scoring randomly generated SEC football rankings

So my task is to score all the possible rankings of the 14 SEC football teams and find the best one, using who won in head-to-head games as the sole criterion (so not factoring in strength of schedule ...
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Generate encoding from nested list

Taking reference of Huffman code algorithm, ...
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How to apply a function of several arguments to a list?

I have a list of triplets: list = {{1, 3, 5}, {4, 5, 1}, {4, 9, 2}} How can I apply a function f to the last element of each triplet when f the last and ...
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How to set up and minimize a large system of equations to resolve the individual components

I am trying to set up a system of 400*N equations to deconvolute spectral data for four different compounds. I monitored 400 different wavelengths in N solvents (3 solvents in this case). In order ...
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List manipulation after importing txt-file

I have some problems converting data which I imported from a txt-file into proper Mathematica expressions. After importing my data looks like ...
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Recursion when randomizing elements in a list

I want to randomize certain elements of a list; Since the code list = {a, b, c, d, e, f, g}; list[[{1, 3, 5}]] = RandomSample@list[[{1, 3, 5}]]; list works fine, ...
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Convolve two sets of (x,y) data sets

I have two sets of data in the form a={{.1,2},{.2,3},{.3,4},{.5,6}} b={{0,8},{.1,4},{.2,7},{.3,1},{.5,10},{.6,3}} Both data sets have even spacing, although ...
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Deleting quasi-duplicates from large list efficiently

I have the need to remove "duplicates" from large (>10K members) lists, where a "duplicate" is either a verbatim duplication, or the element's second entry exists as a first entry for some "earlier" ...
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Plotting lists, exact color values

I read some descriptions of similar problems but I cannot make them work in my example, I don't know why. I have list of 3 dim values to plot: x, ...
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Merge two Matrices without Duplicates

I have two matrices, for example: data1 = {{"c1", "c2", "c3"}, {2, 5, 3}, {54, 2, 3}, {11, 2, 10}, {3, 5, 7}}; and ...
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New list generated from the sum of elements taken from two lists

I have been using mathematica for a while, but I have problem wrapping my head around list manipulation functions. I would appreciate any suggestions. Here is what I want to do. ListV is a list of ...
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Plotting the results of a system of equations

I believe this is a question of more list manipulation than plotting, but I hope you could help me. I solve numerically a system of equations of 3 variables, take only real solutions where one of the ...
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Join matrix based on conditions

Given the following matrix: ...
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Finding the location of the last day of the month in a list of dates

My question differs from earlier questions about getting the eom dates from a list; I want to get the position of those dates so I can get the corresponding values from other lists. My problem seems ...
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Manipulating a sublist based on position

I have a huge list with huge sublists of the form list={{a,b,c,d},{e,f,g,h},{i,j,k,l}} I am looking for a way to manipulate these sublists based on the positions ...
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How do I define a tensor from another tensor with summations? [duplicate]

Let's say we have a rank 2 tensor $g_{ij}$. This is basically a list with a Depth of 2. Now I'd like to calculate another tensor ...
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Minimum in a nested list [duplicate]

I have a nested list of {x,y,z} and I want to find out the values of x and y where z is minimum. I can write a nested For loop and do it ...
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Non-descending Tuples

I want to get all the non-descending tuples of a list with given length, for example: f[{1,2,3,4},{3}] ...
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Visualize a tree structure using TreeGraph

I have a code that generates a tree of graphics objects. The structure can be visualized like this, with each Rule constituting a parent child relationship: ...
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replace items in a list with items in a another list

Suppose I have a list A={x1,x2,x3}, a list B={3,4,5}, and a function f[x]=x1+x2+x3. Is there ...
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Rearranging a List

I am trying to rearrange/sort a list i.e. {{1,2},{10,140},{43,10},{1,140},{43,2}} into ...
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Arithmetic operations on columns [duplicate]

I have imported a file, data.txt, then plotted columns 2 and 3 as function of column 1 using the commands below. ...
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How to optimally solve and generalize this Conway's Game of Life puzzle

I tried solving this using mma. I am aware of this command - Cellular automata. But i don't want to use that coz then there is no challenge. So below is how i did it and my question is can this be ...
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List of lengths of runs of elements

I have a list where a few distinct numbers occur, e.g. {41, 41, 41, 1009, 41, 41, 41, 41, 41, 41, 41, 1009, 41, 41, 41} I want to extract the information of how ...
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Generating list of coordinates in $\mathbb{Z}^n$ given by set of inequalities

I am trying to generate list of coordinates that forms a subset in the integer lattice $\mathbb{Z}^n$. This set is given by set of inequalities. Right now, I am using the following: ...
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Discretizing data using quantiles in Mathematica

I am trying to discretize a long array of real numbers into a uniformly distributed integer array. To do this I am identifying the quantile where each real value sits and writing it out to the output ...
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Find positions of items in a list based on neighbours

How can I select items from a list where the selection criterion depends on the neighbouring items? For example select all indices where a change has occurred with respect to the previous element in ...
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Create a (maybe nested) list of nminimize solutions in a loop [duplicate]

I'm a total newbie in mathematica, so need some help. I understand that my question is about basics, but i couldn't find the answer in docs, google and here. Here is what i'm trying to do. ...
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How to create this list more elegantly

There is list containing some $(i,j)$ values of indices. Now i want to create a matrix of dimension n $\times$ m whose entries are 1 for the indices corresponding to the given list otherwise its ...
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Generating an editable table that can be used as input

Say I have a number $n_{max}$. I want a command to generate a table like 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 ... nmax nmax where the second column is editable, and this table can be ...
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Remove list elements that contain NaN Symbol [duplicate]

I have a long list of lists ...similar to g = {{1,2,3},{4,2,7}, .....{1.2,9}}. Occasionally, g contains elements like ...
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string to complex number

Consider the following list MyList= {-0.0000396, -0.0000187167, "0.10259130990561813-0.0677132394802944i"} Head /@ MyList (* -> {Real, Real, String} *) In ...