# Tagged Questions

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

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### How to Select the elements of a list so that GCD equal to 1

I have a list ...
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### Why does Position by default return a list of lists of positions instead of a simple list of positions?

Position[{1,2,3,4,2,3,4,5},2] (* Output: {{2},{5}} *) Why does Position work this way? I understand this form might be ...
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### General question about solving a large set of linear equations efficiently

In my research, I got a large set of linear equations, about 10 000 equations with more than 10 000 variables. It is not efficient to use "Solve", so does anyone know any way to solve the equations in ...
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### Selecting lists from lists of lists

I have the following list: points = Tuples[Range[0, 1.25, 0.25], 9] I would like to select only those lists who have the following properties, naming the ...
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### Generalizing LongestCommonSequence to 3 or more arguments?

The function LongestCommonSequence finds a longest common subsequence between 2 lists. Apparently, this built-in function does not accept more than 2 arguments. How ...
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### Find the Nearest Two Dimensional Points from two lists of data. Discard unused points [duplicate]

I have the following data. ...
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### Flip sign of one variable in list

I have this list of x, y-pairs l={{x1, y1}, {x2, y2}, ...}. Now I need to flip the sign of the y values only before plotting. What is the easiest way to do this ...
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### Creating a Random list with constraints

I need something similar to the List below, but not totally random and values within each individual column and row remaining the same: ...
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### List of first elements

I have a list whose elements are (symbol or list) and I would like to replace the inner lists by their first elements. I do this ...
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### Easiest way to extract the coefficient of a polynomial

For a term in a polynomial, say 387 a1^4 a2^3 x^3 y^7 z^100 w^364 what is the most efficient way to extract the coefficient of this term, i.e. ...
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### How to delete list items that contain a non-numeric Part

A sample of the list looks like this: ...
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### Creating new List by comparing 2 lists elements

Suppose I have two Lists (Not equal length). Both contain random numbers between 0 to 5000 (or another max limit): ...
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### How do I add the nth element for every line in a text file?

Suppose I have a text file, in this format: ...
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### Fitting a Gaussian model to specific section of my list?

I'm analysing some Decay sepctrums for a Nuclear Physics project. I need to fit a gaussian model to a specific X-Ray peak to determine the centroid so I can get a good channel-energy calibration. ...
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### How to expand a MxM matrix with replicates of itself and drop some of the rows and cols periodically?

How can I expand a 2d-matrix with dimensions x,x (e.g. mat = {{ 1, 2 }, { 3, 4 }}) with replicates of mat into ...
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### Returning maxima of multiple sets

I am trying to prove a conjecture which involves the SetParitions[n] function (which requires the Combinatorica package). This function returns a list of all the set partitions of n. I'd like to take ...
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### Mysterious Riffle::rspec warning

I have part of a code that looks like this: ...
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### Filtering and summing sublists with Cases

I've declared a list: list = {{1, 2}, {2}, {3, 4, 1}, {5, 4}, {3, 3}, {a, b, c}, {e, f}, {g}, {}, {Sin[a], Cos[b]}}; now I've made an rule which add 2 pairs ...
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### How to delete lines containing specific values from a matrix? [closed]

I am doing some numerical computations and a few iterations return values that are obviously incorrect (some numerical integration problem, I suppose.). I have managed to set these values to zero but ...
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### Matching list entries by two values, adding the third [duplicate]

I have data in form of: data={{1,1,3},{1,1,6},{2,1,7},{2,2,4},{2,1,1}}; I want to match the entries with the same first two elements and add the third element in ...
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### Select and use only one solution in a list solutions [closed]

I would like to use and plot only one of the two solutions of a quadratic equation. In particular this is my equation ...
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### How to output the entries of two lists as equal without evaluation? [closed]

Question So, for example, I have the code here: ...
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### Alternative for AppendTo [duplicate]

as I'm well aware, using AppendTo for large lists isn't recommended as the function gets progressively slower with each appending done. Lots of suggestions talk ...
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### Automatically generate and manipulate variables in Mathematica

First line is just loading data from a txt.file, so that i get two lists {f1,f2,f3,..},{laser1,laser2,laser3,..}. How can I do the same thing as above in just one line? i.e. I have a list of laser ...
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### Applying slots, one after another for a list [closed]

For this function: Fun[x_] := 3 x^3 + 4 x^2 - 2 x - 1 I apply Map: D[Fun[x], {x, #}] & /@ Range@3 and I get this ...
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### DeleteDuplicates [closed]

After having applied "DeleteDuplicates" to a list of data (15000 rows per 3 columns), when I try to interpolate that list of data it gives me back again: "There are duplicated abscissa points in.." ...
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### How To extract data to plot it from a log file

i want to extract out the data (number) from 'geometry step' and 'total energy' in form of list to PlotList[] it. this is the Log file data log Abstract the Total ...
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### ListPlot with colors

Let's create some sample data n = 100; d00 = Table[{RandomReal[{-1, 1}], RandomReal[{-4, 4}], RandomReal[{-1, 1}]}, {i, 1, n}]; Now I want the following: create ...
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### Export list entries under a certain condition without using loops

I have a big list that contains many 3D- chains (set of points) and for each of them a polynomial. So the structure of my list is for example ...
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### Distinguish hashtag # operator when using multiple functions [duplicate]

I would like to do this list = Append[list[[#]],Map[list2[[1, #]] & , list[[#, 4]], {2}]] & /@ Range[Length[list]]; But I would like to substitute ...
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### TexForm List with Rule

I'm having some difficulty TexForming a list. The output is not what I want. The following is a minimum working example. I've tried every combination of Flatten, ArrayReshape, and Partition to no ...
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### Export many lists without using loops

I have a Mathematica function that creates a RandomWalk chain of length l, by generating random points on the unit sphere and ...
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### Setting the value of a list item

I want to set the value of an item in a list. The code that does this has to work regardless of the depth to the list. For instance set the value of r[[1,1,1,....,1,1]] to 9. Lets say the list called ...
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### Automatic process to replace missing values, coming from a second matrix

I have a large starting matrix with missing values in different columns. I want to replace this missing data as follow. First I have to check the group (last column in starting matrix) and go to a ...
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### Discard Elements of list with given criteria

I have the following list: ...
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### Count pairs from a List

I have a list of numbers: ...
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### Pareto optimal fronts using internal function?

Reading this question: How do I estimate the Pareto front in my multiobjective optimization problem? I found @Daniel Lichtbau's interesting answer. Yet I don't know how such an "internal function" ...
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### Is there a way to PrependTo or AppendTo while flattening the result in the same step?

arr = {1, 2, 3}; PrependTo[arr, {a, b}] (* {{a, b}, 1, 2, 3} *) But, I want (* {a, b, 1, 2, 3} *) I know I can use ...
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### how to apply Alternatives command to delete cases from a list?

I have two lists let say listF = {{7, 2}, {2, 6}, {8, 1}, {1, 7}, {11, 8}, {6, 11}}; and ...
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### Duplicate rows with multiple entries

I have a huge dataset, which looks similar to this: ...
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### Find the minimum element of a row of a matrix and its column index for each row

I am trying to find the minimum value of a row of a matrix and its corresponding column. Please run the code below. OptV is the matrix that I would like to create which must give the output of the ...
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### Find duplicates in list of InfiniteLine

MMA 10 introduced a new function, which can be very convenient: InfiniteLine. Of course, two infinite lines can be described by different arguments: for example <...
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### Matching a Table and a List and building a new Table

I have a Table which includes {Numbers, Probabilities}. For example A= {{1,0.5},{2,0.25}, {3,0.1},{4,0.9}……{100,0.1}}. Put attention that the numbers are 1,2….100 in order. I have a List of random ...
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### How do I encode this replacement rule?

I'm pulling a 5x5 array from a larger array. The small sub-array (call it S) can contain any combination of the symbols A, B or 0. What I'd like to do is: if the array contains any matching pairs ...
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### What's the easiest way to find the closest point in a list of pairs?

I frequently end up in this situation. I have a solution, but I suspect it's the dumbest way of doing it. Frequently, I'll have a list of pairs, for example: ...
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### NRoots Results: From Equations to List of Root Values [closed]

When I use Roots/NRoots, I get a disjunction of conditions as result. The conditions are normally of the type x == value How can I convert this to the list of root values?