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

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Retrieving duplicates from nested list

Consider the following: data={{1,a},{10,a},{5,b},{4,c}}; In my case duplicates are defined when for {x1,y1} and ...
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Complement of multisets

Given lists $a$ and $b$, which represent multisets, how can I compute the complement $a\setminus b$? I'd like to construct a function xunion that returns the ...
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Gather list elements by index

The following list has some elements that are labeled. For example {1, 2} -> 1, {-1, 3} -> 3, etc: ...
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Wrapping a function in count

I am working through the Programming Paradigms via Mathematica (A First Course) and am attempting to answer the following: Use recursion to count how many times the argument can have its square ...
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how to efficiently apply function to all pairs of a set (and collect the results)

To build a graph, I need to apply a function f[a_, b_] to all pairs of a list (3500 elements). The function itself returns a link ...
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Select and Blank

I try to filter sublists of a list which match a pattern. test = {{"String1", "a"}, {"String2", "b"}, {"String3", "a"}, {"String4", "a"}}; The result should ...
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Ways to compute inner products of tensors

One way to evaluate the following sums is combining Table and Sum: $u_{abcd} = \sum_{e=1}^3 v_{aeb}w_{ced}$ $q_{ab} = \sum_{d,e=1}^3 v_{d e a}w_{deb}$ It will look like ...
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Check in a series if there exists adjacent values with less than a certain number of missing values

I'm working with a large number of series of different experiments, where there exist a lot of experiments where there are no entries. I now want to draw a sample where there should exist at least ...
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How to remove a line of a matrix if not all elements are numeric?

I have a matrix a n columns and m lines. I'd like to efficiently remove the lines that are not entirely composed of numeric ...
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How to do DateDifference on table items containing dates

I have a Table with data in form {{date}, value}: ...
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Fast method to select matrix elements based on a vector of positions

There is an operation for which I have long wanted to find a better solution. Let: a be a matrix of dimensions $m\times n$ ...
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Refer to next element of list when iterating using Map [duplicate]

Is it possible to refer to the next element of the list when I'm using Map or should I always use For in this case? For example ...
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Mark selected sub-lists in the list they were selected from

I've got this simple problem with two lists. I select some items from a list, but I want to visualize the difference between the previous list and the list that I create with ...
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How can I find these patterns' signatures?

I think I can explain it best starting with an example. I have the following lists: ...
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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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Preserve information in flattening a nested list

I have a series of lists in the form below: list={ {1,1} , {2,2}, {3,{3,1},{3,2},{31,{31,1},{32,2}}} } Its a nested list which the dimension is changing case to ...
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How can I use the overhang argument to Partition to avoid using PadLeft and PadRight here?

Say I have a list of values v = {v1, v2, v3, ... }. I need to partition these values to perform operations with a sliding window (think ...
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How to slice TimeSeries data?

When retrieving curated data, v10 now returns TimeSeries objects. For example, ...
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Finding all points of period n in an iterated map

I'm trying to implement an algorithm of Jenkinson and Pollicott to calculate the Hausdorff dimension of a Julia set for the map $f_c : z\mapsto z^2 + c$. It's described on page 40 of their paper, ...
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Generalization to AllTrue, AnyTrue and NoneTrue

I am wondering if there is a natural Mathematica way to generalize those functions. To be specific, All three functions AllTrue, ...
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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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Multiply a list of matrices by a list of vectors

How does one multiply a list of matrices by a list of vectors, elementwise? For example, multiplying ...
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Finding all partitions of a set

I'm looking for straightforward way to find all the partitions of a set. IntegerPartitions seems to provide a useful start. But then things get a bit complicated. ...
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Turning a set of random walk data 45 degrees

I have a set of data that is just a "random" (generated by me, not by computer) sequence of length 2000 of 1's and (-1)'s. I used it to plot a 1-D random walk where +1 is step up, (-1) is step down, ...
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Replacing a for-loop with something functional

I'm a physics grad and have been using Mathematica mostly for data visualization. The evaluation part I normally do with C/Python, but I've been wanting to try out Mathematica for these tasks, too. ...
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Quickly selecting for points in a set that are within a critical distance of points in another set

Imagine two lists of two-dimensional coordinates: listA = RandomReal[{0,100},{202,2}]; listB = RandomReal[{0,100},{97,2}]; I'm attempting to quickly generate a ...
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Behavior of Inner depends on List dimensions?

Consider the following case: ...
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How to partition a list according to a value in the list

I have a list of the form $\{\{d_1,c_1\},\{d_2,c_2\},\ldots,\{d_n,c_n\}\}$. The values c_i take values between $1,\ldots,k$. I want to partition the data into $k$ lists according to the values $c_i$. ...
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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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DeleteDuplicates[] does not work as expected on floating point values

Here is my simple example, and in this case function DeleteDuplicates does not work as expected. I want to FindRoot of my ...
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Rapidly binning 3D data

I have a set of data (about 20 million datapoints for my real data) of the form {x, y, z, m}. There are 3 spatial coordinates x, ...
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Unexpected slowness checking for empty list?

I thought I had a firm understanding of the differences between Equal and SameQ, but this has me puzzled: ...
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Bad performance from SubsetQ?

Can I say this is a bad performance from the new V10 function SubsetQ? Here are some tests comparing it to ...
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Aligning two lists

I have two lists, L1 and L2, each with a key and some data. Let us say the key is a person's name, a string, and the data follows. (To respond to rasher's query:) Let us also assume the lists are ...
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Transformation rule on a list of non-negative integers

I am trying to create a transformation rule that takes a list of non-negative integer values of any length, finds a non-zero entry in the list, adds 1 to all preceding numbers, subtracts 1 from the ...
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Analytically finding critical values in a hysteresis curve made with ListPlot

Let me start with a super basic explanation of what I'm trying to do, and I will follow with a more detailed discussion afterwards. From data in the form shown below (a ...
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Elementwise, compilable min function

I am trying to implement efficiently a transfer-matrix like algorithm. On each iteration, I have two vectors $x=\{x_1,\dots,x_n\}$, $y=\{y_1,\dots,y_n\}$ with real numbers and I need to compute the ...
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Strange behavior of BinCounts

Bug introduced in 8.0 and fixed in 10.0.0 Just try this example: ...
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Visualizing nested lists for easier human understanding

When interacting with Mathematica, I often find myself staring blankly at waves of curly braces, trying to understand how data is organized hierarchically. For example, the beginning of the result to ...
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How to remove some elements in a list based on a rule?

I want to deal with the following list. mylist = Table[cof[i] exp[i], {i, 1, n}]; (*n is very larege *) exp[ ] is a function ...
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Learning Resources for Data Science in the Wolfram Language

I'm delivering an upcoming course on Data Science with the programming/analysis done predominantly in the Wolfram Language. I created the following table to leverage students' familiarity with Lists ...
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Prepend 0 to sublists

My question is similar to this one, but my goal is to prepend a single 0 the each sublist, not incrementally many 0's. The file I'm working is a CSV containing around 50K sublists of length 35. I've ...
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Simplifying nested If statements

Consider : list = {100,102,103,99,106,107,104,112} I want to consider, extract only the "big moves" of that time series. In this case the moves bigger then 5 ...
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Filter a list generated with Tuples

I generated with Tuples[{{1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, {1, 2, 3, 4, 14}, {1, 2, 3, 4}, {1, 2, 3, 4}, {1, 5, 6, 7, 8}, {5, 6, 7, 8, 10}, {5, 6, 7, 8}, {5, 6, 7, 8}}] ...
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Convert list of lists to cumulative join

I have this: list[1]={1,2,3}; list[2]={7,8,9}; list[3]={15,20,22}; I want this: ...
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How to find all data points within closed curve

I want to find all data points inside curve as given below: ...
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How to pick an element of a row corresponding to the minimum in a particular column?

How can I find what value in column 1 of my list corresponds to the minimum value in column 2?
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remove -1 values from a list

I would like to turn a list which looks like this one: {{-1, -1, -1}, {-1, 2, 3}, {-1, -1, 2}, {2, 3, 4}} into one which looks like that one: ...