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

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Change matrix elements at specific locations?

Let's say I have an array a={{1,2,3}, {4,5,6}, {7,8,9}} I want to have all elements along the diagonal multiplied by 2. ...
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How to change list to a list of points

I have a list of angles {a1, a2, .... , an} and I would like to have a list of points ...
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Listing all values in an array

I am trying to populate an array variable using a do loop as follows Do[rayseg[1, i] = i, {i, 1, 5, 1}] This does what I want it to do, however I want to be able ...
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Deleting missing data with CountryData

I need to delete all of the missing entries after executing this line: ...
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Delete nested lists with Missing[“NotAvailable”] [duplicate]

I have a list of stock symbols and related information containing some entries Missing["NotAvailable"]. I would like to delete all nested lists which contain a ...
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Determine if all the zeros in a list occur at the end

I have a collection of (short) lists of nonnegative integers. For each, I would like a predicate that decides if all of the zeros in the list appear at the end. For example, ...
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How to subtract one list from another, treating each elements as distinct, assuming the smaller list is a subset of the larger list? [duplicate]

Suppose that I have two lists of different sizes, the smaller of which is a subset of the larger, e.g. a = {"A", "A", "A", "B", "B", "C"} b = {"A", "B"} How can ...
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Select nested lists based on string pattern

I would like to select nested lists out of a master list based on certain string pattern as in the following example: ...
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How do I disorder a list in Mathematica?

Given a list like this (the original list is much longer), how I can get a completely unordered list and save it in plain text? I change the file names (names at random), using a length of 5 digits, ...
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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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Unknown number of variables in a logical statement

Resolve[ ForAll[{i, y[i]}, Implies[i >= 0 && i < 3 && Implies[i < 3, y[i] > 0], Sum[y[i], {i, 0, 2}]>0]]] returns ...
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Removing characters from non-strings

I have a large list of lists that contains mixed data, some real, some strings. The lists are of various lengths and depths. Some of the real data values have an asterisk appended to them, e.g.: ...
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Selecting elements from a list [duplicate]

I have the following array of numbers: a = {{0, 2, 5}, {3, 5, 1}, {4, 0, 5}, {8, 3, 4}, {0, 8, 6}}; then I make a list of the first row with ...
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Improve performance of processing transactions in a large file

I want to work with a table which has 296,705 transactionslines and 172,147 transactions. ...
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Select over many lists with changing selection criteria

I have many individual timeseries I am trying to align and compute the mean and other statistics for. The problem I am having is that I am only interested in aligning a particular part of each ...
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Export nested list with complex structure

I have a list that looks like this l = {elem1, elem2, ...} Where elem_={t, {d1,d2,d3} } How can I export it? I tried ...
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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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Let's do this list-rearrangement prettier [duplicate]

Suppose that i have a list in this format= $list=\{ \{a,obj1 \} ,\{c,obj2 \}, \{a,obj3 \}, \{b,obj4 \} \dots\}$ I want to construct a new list in this way: $ newlist= \{ \{ \{a,obj1\} , \{a,obj3\} ...
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How to build a matrix from a set of vectors and other matrices using ArrayFlatten

I want to build a 6 by 3 matrix, from the following: one vector is 3 by 1, then a matrix, which is 3 by 2. These will go to the top 3 rows. Now the bottom 3 rows, I'll have 3 vectors each is 3 by 1. ...
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Plot a bunch of lines in 3D from point data

I have a 12*25 array, wherein each entry is of the form $\{x,y,z\}$. So 12 different $x$ values, 25 different $y$ values and 12*15 $z$ values in all. I'd like to plot 12 curves of various $x$ values ...
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How to extract both first and last rows of each group from unbalanced panel data

This is a follow up question form my last question click here. I have unbalanced panel data such as : ...
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How can I get a list of the positions of the running minima in a list?

I want the positions of the (sequential) running minima in a list, that is, the positions of entries that have the minimum value of all the elements in that list, up to and including that entry. For ...
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List manipulation: Dropping first or last row or column of a matrix

How do I drop the first/last row or first/last column from a matrix? The general case is answered here but I am new to Mathematica and it the arbitrary case is unnecessarily complex. Suppose I am ...
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Generate cyclic list from a list

Given a list (for example, {3, 5}) I would like to make a function genCyclic[n_, list_] which generates a cyclic patterns of ...
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Find algorithm or generator formula with automated procedure and pattern recognition

I am trying to find a generator formula for the discriminant of a polynomial and believe it would be an interesting problem for the Mathematica community to know how to automate evaluation of certain ...
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Finding time-series direction reversal of certain magnitude

I'd like to find the points of a time-series that are a certain distance away (in value, not in time) from the previous maximum, which I consider a reversal. For example, for ...
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Replace elements in matrix to make it symmetric using automated procedure

I am generating a matrix using (mat2 = Array[Subscript[a, ##] &, {4, 4}]) // MatrixForm but would like to force Mathematica to make it symmetric. Thereby I ...
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Constructing a table from a constraint on another table

I have a 1000X6 table, where in each row the first three columns are dependent on the second three. I then make smaller tables of 1000X2 from these first three columns and basically ...
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How to select elements from a list by condition?

Considering I have a list: F = {f1, f2, f3, f4} I want to perform exponent on the list F = Power[#, 2]& /@ F Now I ...
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Defining functions when there are a lot of parameters

Suppose I have two lists of parameters: $\delta=\{\delta1, \delta2, …\}$ and $\gamma = \{\gamma1, \gamma2, …\}$. The question is: how can one use $\delta$ and $\gamma$ (the parameter vectors) within ...
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Inverse of Times->Sequence

Suppose there is a list list={abc} then the replacement Times->Sequence gives ...
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Inconsistency in arithmetic on list elements [closed]

As expected, {a,b,c} - {a,a,a} (* {0, -a+b, -a+c} *) Or the same result can be obtained with less typing, thanks to implicit duplication of the subtrahend: ...
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Functional equivalent of a For loop referring to consecutive elements in a list

I have implemented this function which smooths the values in a list by, if it encounters a zero, replacing this entry by the average of its two neighbours (apart from the first and last values of the ...
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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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How to efficiently find positions of duplicates?

Is there an efficient way to find the positions of the duplicates in a list? I would like the positions grouped according to duplicated elements. For instance, given ...
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The efficiency compare between Flatten[#, 1] & and Join @@ # &

Err..Often I met the situation to join lists at the first level and I used to just Flatten[#, 1] &@ them. However, I found(when glance over the mathematica.stackexchange.com) someone else prefer ...
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Duplicate mapped elements in Riffle

What is the best way to do this? in: {a, b, c} {d, {e, f}, g} out: {{a, d}, {b, e}, {b, f}, {c, g}} ...
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Manipulating nested matrices columnwise [duplicate]

I have a project that requires analyzing large volumes of excel sheets at the same time. I have been having trouble figuring out how to index the imported files and manipulating them. The way I am ...
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What does IndexBy do and how exactly does it work?

I just saw the function IndexBy in the autocomplete suggestions and I was curious to know exactly how it works. Unfortunately, there's no trace of it in the ...
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How to randomly select subsets

I have a list of around 300 elements. I want to sample subsets of length 25 such that my samples are all distinct. My first inclination was to use something like ...
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Plot a table of lists

I want to make a point plot of a table with lists in it. Assume I have data like this: data={{1,2,3,4},{5,6},{1,5},{2,4}}; and now I want to make a point plot ...
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Iterating over a 2D list [closed]

I want to collect the result of a function in a data structure. In java the loop looks like the following code: ...
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Pure function, one slot refers to List-position

I used all my google-fu trying to find how to make this work; read the docs as well. What have I missed? I feel sure this can't be a new question, but I can't find anything Here is is: ...
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Compute the evolution of several quanties from a data file

This question is somehow a part II of this: Part I. Here comes a small data sample as a minimal working example: ...
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Dramatic speed difference of code on Matlab and Mathematica

Background: I was trying to convert a Matlab code (fluid simulation, SPH method) into a Mathematica one, but the speed difference is huge. Matlab code: ...
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Remove list head to insert as arguement [duplicate]

I'm trying to use a set of terms, e.g., {x,y,z}, as an argument for another function with doesn't take in a list but a series of variables (e.g. need ...
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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 ...