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

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New nested list from three lists

I have three lists. x = {a,b,c,d} y = {A,B,C} z = {{1,2,3},{4,5,6},{7,8,9},{10,11,12}} and I wish to construct the following list out of these three lists ...
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Why doesn't Thread work in this case?

The following function is supposed to pick the element of the list with highest weight, i.e., with Thread [f[{{a,1},{b,2}}]] it should make the variables ...
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How to pick the maximum of a list? Improving efficiency

I need to find the element of a list, with the highest weight. Example: ...
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List Manipulation and Removing Cases

I've imported a large data set, manually removing headers in the .rtf file where it originates. However, when I import this data, I receive this output: ...
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Position of elements in a list satisfying some criteria - Understanding the syntax [closed]

From this post: if one wants to know the position of the elements of a list that satisfy some criteria, (s)he can do something like that: ...
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Trouble with Position[]

I am in trouble with Position, Although my example works as expected it throws a warning. Position[{{a,b},{a,c},{a,b}}, _?(#[[2]]==b&), {1}] During ...
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How to use Hold on a variable defined as a graph

I'm working on doing operations on different graphs and getting their probability node degree distributions using a simple algorithm. If I have many defined graphs, for example: ...
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How to make a table of successive values

I want a list, where each entry is of the form {x,y}. I want x to go from $-\pi / 2$ all the way up to $\pi/2$. I also want ...
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Elegant ways of solving this file batching task

There are a batch of data files in a folder (dir = "D:\\Documents\\datadir"), each of which consists of a list of data items, one per line. Each data item is a pair ...
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Applying MeanFilter to a large Nested Array [closed]

I have a large nested array. Let's generalize it to this: Data = {{a1,a2,},{b1,b2},{c1,c2}} I need to make a new array where ...
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Partition list into a given number of sub-lists

I'm having quite a hard time with the following. I would like to partition a list into a list of sub-lists, in such a way that the number n of sub-lists is fixed. ...
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Comparing two lists lexically

I have two lists of integers a and b of equal length, and I would like to define a>b as ...
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Create a matrix by crossing a list

I've a list L of elements. I want to create a matrix by laying each elements of L in both rows and columns where each ...
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NSolve gives {{ x -> #}}, How do I make x = #; I need to use the x value again later

I want to use: demand = {1.92, 2.07, 2.37, 2.72, 2.87}*10^6; NSolve[SetV == demand[[1]]/(Cpf (1 - χ)), χ] I want to make a vector of solutions ...
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How can I use parts of lists with Dynamic?

I'm a newbie - what am I doing wrong? I want to use parts of lists (vectors) in calculations but Mathematica will not evaluate anything that involves parts of lists that update dynamically. Is there a ...
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What quantity is this “length” called?

tmp = {x, y, z}^{1, 2, 3} Times @@ tmp Length[%] This gives a length of 3. But I was expecting 1. What is exactly this "length" of x*y^2*z^3 called? I would ...
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List Manipulation Via Conditionals

I'm trying to convert one list to another by applying a condition on the list's elements. But I can't figure out how to do this in mathematica's language. Python example below ...
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Finding the index of (x,y) pairs in a list

I have a large list of $(x,y)$ pairs, and I want to find the index of a particular pair in order to extract some data from another array. By way of an example, ...
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Why `Delete` does not work?

I'm trying random thing in Mathematica just for learning and I can't solve this problem. I want to use the Detele function to delete some elements in a list but ...
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Displaying a list in form of an upside down pyramid graphic

I was wondering how to display a list like this: list={{0,1,1,0},{1,0,1},{1,1},{0}} in form of an upside down pyramid, that is the first element of the list is ...
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How to build this grid with less code?

I have the diagonal and both upper and lower triangulars of a grid. ...
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Mathematica List Selection

I have a list which contains these elements : ...
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Merging two lists with possible different keys

This is very similar to my earlier question One to Many Lists Merge but somehow different. I have two lists, first column in each list represents its key. I want to merge these two lists. The only ...
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How to keep first observation and delete other observations of each group in unbalanced Panel data

I have a huge panel data. I want to create a new data keeping only first observation of each group. How can I achieve it? For illustrative purpose; ...
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Splitting a list of lists (part2)

This is a follow up from Splitting a list of lists . What would be a nice way to split the list l1 = {1,2,{a,b,c},3,{d,e}} into ...
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Duplicate values n-times [closed]

I already asked how I can take the list {1,2,3} and get {1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3} out of it, adding degeneracy to the problem. So far ...
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Splitting a list of lists

What would be a nice way to split the list list = {1,2,3,{a,b,c},4} into {{1,2,3,a,4},{1,2,3,b,4},{1,2,3,c,4}}
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Generate Degeneracies in List [duplicate]

I have a list with n entries and I would like to duplicate this list p times. In my case because of the Degeneracy of my Eigenvalues. For example I have {3,2,1} and it is five-fold-degenerate so that ...
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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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Make a new list by filtering unwanted rows

I have a list like this. ...
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How do you apply an algorithm individually to an array with many graphs

I have and array with many graphs to which I want to apply an algorithm (below) to each graph in an array that contains all my graphs. ...
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Understanding `NestList` with multiple functions

General question For a function f[n, a], where a is a list and n is a whole number, what is ...
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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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How to detect outlier in data of an unknown function $f(x)$

Suppose I have an unknown function $f(x)$ that is monotonic, convex and nonlinear by definition. I somehow evaluated it at 1000 nonuniform $x$ points. By ploting these data, I found a very obvious ...
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Missing control for depth of Inner

Working on a mechanics problem, I stumbled on something peculiar: Since Inner is a generalisation of Dot, it changes its ...
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Recursive functions taking list arguments

I wish to create a function that takes lists (e.g. {plus,plus,minus,0,minus,plus}) and uses the input list to calculate a corresponding value using a set of ...
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Choosing a List as VertexWeight for a TreeGraph

I would like to map every vertex of my TreeGraph to an List. ...
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How to add a part of a list to a function?

I want to be able to add a specific portion of a list to a part of a function but this fucntion intakes 6 variables where as the list is of example: ...
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Finding an idiomatic way to express a system of linear equations

I have an $n$ x $n$ matrix $T$, where $t_{ij}$ is the element at the $i\,$th row and $j\,$th column, and unknowns $x_i$, $1\leq i \leq n$, where $$x_{n} = 1$$ $$x_{n-1} = 0$$ $$x_i = \sum_{1\leq j ...
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Polynomial with alternating sign coefficients from the odd degree terms of a Truncated Power Series

I'm trying to make a function that will take any truncated power series I give it, strip away all the even degree terms, then change the sign of the coefficients of every other term. So that we have a ...
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Generating increasingly longer lists from a single list

I start with an array such as {{1,1},{0,1},{-1,1}}. (1) I want to create an array from this which replaces each array inside the array with 3 new arrays, one ...
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Transform a rule to a list of rules

How can this rule a -> {1, 2, 3} be transformed into this {a -> 1, a -> 2, a -> 3} by way of a function? ...
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Complicated list slicing

Say I have a list with the structure list = {{1, {x1, y1, z1}}, {2, {x2, y2, z2}}, {3, {x3, y3, z3}}, ...} I would like to slice it such that I end up with ...
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Using List/Histogram Data As A Weighted Function?

I have a list of data points that I would like to use as a weighted fucntion. The data represents the number of particles within a bin of a particle distribution. Ultimately I would like to multiply ...
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Enumerating tuples from a larger space such that all pairs of values are present at least once

I am trying to write a function that will accept a list of N lists and returns a list of N-tuples that represent all pairs of values from the original N lists at least once. To illustrate with an ...
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Easy way to perform multiplication of two 2x2 matrices, that contain list elements?

I have two 2x2 matrices, which elements are lists (so overall structure can be complicated). I need to perform matrix multiplication of these 2x2 matrices as if the elements didn't have its inner ...
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How to download and combine S&P 500 stock prices

I want to download historical S&P 500 stock prices and combined them into one big file, having only one column of date referencing all stocks. Here is what I have do so far. ...
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What is the best way to draw a shaded table?

I'm trying to format a raster-style table with row and column headings and in which each cell is shaded according to the value in the cell, and the value of the cell is displayed in as text in a ...
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Get the position of the right interval

I have a list of intervals: Intervals = {{0, 1}, {1, 2}, {2, 3}, {3, 4}, {4, 5}, {5, 6}} and a list of measurements: ...