# Tagged Questions

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

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### Plotting data in a weird format

I have a lot of data on the following form: data = {{param1,param2,param3,param4,{{x1,y1},{x2,y2},...,{xn,yn}}},...} The first variables in each sublist are ...
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### Sorting non-numerical lists [duplicate]

The Sort function will by default sort from lowest to highest. In[1]:= Sort[{3, 1, 4}] Out[1]= {1, 3, 4} However, if the list ...
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### Unexpected output from oddSublists [duplicate]

I have just bought Mathematica and I'm in the process of plowing through Shifrin's great book. On page 74 the function oddSublists doesn't give me the expected ...
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### How to format the data in a table to have only numbers

This question is in continuation of my earlier query, how to store output of a function in a table for future use. I am able to store the output of my function in a table, however the table consists ...
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### Adding Elements to a List of Lists [duplicate]

I'm trying to do the following: Given a function f[x,y], I want to turn the list {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},...,{xn,yn}} into ...
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### Fast way to get positions of “boxed” array elements?

Given a 2D array (arbitrary numeric / evaluates to numeric elements, simplified for examples, and can be arbitrary dimensions so long as the operation makes sense, I'm working with 2K X 2K in my ...
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### Is there a function which instantly tells you whether an element is part of a list?

I have a very long list of numbers and I want to check whether there's a function (something that would look like PartOfQ[element,list]) that tells you immediately ...
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### Make duplicate string then join two strings together in a table

I have two lists of data, dataA and dataB. ...
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### Problem with slot in If statement [duplicate]

I am struggling with slots, In this case I have a function int which gives either true or false. When it gives true, I want ...
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### Extracting second value of each sublist [duplicate]

How can one get the second value of every array inside the outside array? I have the following data data = {{10, 20}, {30, 40}, {50, 60}}; I want to extract ...
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### Optimise CPU-intensive list combining function

I have a list of numbers list1 from which I want to create another list (list2) consisting of only those numbers that are equal ...
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### Gather lists according to another list

I have a first list of pairs like this one: ...
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### Generating the set of all three-dimensional binary arrays distinct under rotation and reflection?

How can I automatically generate all possible three-dimensional binary arrays of size $(x_1 \times x_2 \times x_3$) where each array is distinct from all others with respect to rotation and reflection ...
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### Extracting function calls from an expression

I have an expression like this: expr = F[0, 1] + 2 F[0, 0] - 17*F[2, 0] and I want to transform it to a list consisting of all function calls with its arguments: ...
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### How do I pull from a data list for parameter values in a system of ODEs and then solve and plot?

I have a parameter set list and I would like to solve a system of ODEs multiple times using each parameter set in the list. Then I would like each set of solutions to be graphed on the same plot. ...
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### Plotting solutions of differential equations with different parameters [duplicate]

I want to plot x[t], when i manipulate w from 0.1 to 1.5. Here is what I've attempted, which does not work as expected. ...
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### Plot graphs in different colors

I am generating a set of plots and exploring how changing a parameter affects the plot shape. I want each plot to be a different color, but the color rule i'm applying seems to only work for the last ...
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### GatherBy and two conditions

I have a list of 4 dim points, given by ...
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### How can you convert a matrix back into a list of lists?

It is very simple in Mathematica to convert a list of lists into a matrix: all you need to do is apply the //MatrixForm function to it and voila. Is it possible ...
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### Re-arranging / selecting of a data table very slow in For loop [duplicate]

My task is quite simple; I have a table of data like M = {{1,2}, {1,3}, {3,4}, {5,1}, {6,9}, {6,8}, {6,1}}; so the table is sorted with respect to the first ...
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### Check if a (possibly nested) list is real [duplicate]

I have a very large matrix of numbers. I want to check if all its entries are real. At the moment I am using realQ = And @@ Thread[Flatten[Im @ #] == 0] & Is ...
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### Take both of the diagonals through an element in a matrix

I have a matrix like this: Reverse@Array[List, {8, 8}] // MatrixForm I need a function that given an element of this matrix will return all the elements ...
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### Splitting dates into groups in half year steps

list = DayRange[{1999, 1, 1}, {2014, 2, 6}] I want to split this list into sublists one and a half year long, moving a half year forward every time. That would ...
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### Implementing nested subtotals

Inserting a nested subtotal in a spreadsheet is a facility that Excel performs very well. But if a subset of this facility can be implemented in MMA for a table which needs it the hassle of its ...
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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 convention)....
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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 second-...
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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" ...