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

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Select words from different rows of column headings

I have a 2-dim array. The first 3 rows have column headings. The heading can be a single word, or 2 words (which take 2 rows) or 3 words (which take 3 rows). For each column I know which row has ...
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Nest Replace Function with different rules

I have a table of data that I want to filter. Any value of zero in the table means that value was not calculated, so it should get populated with the tag "NC". Next the table is filtered for all ...
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What is wrong with my use of Flatten? [closed]

Why does Flatten[f[g[a, f[b]], f[c, d]]] result in f[g[a, f[b]], c, d] I expected the answer to be ...
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Is this the expected behaviour from Partition when padding is inserted at the start of the list?

The documentation for Partition shows an example of partitioning without padding, so that no elements are dropped, but the last sublist can be shorter. ...
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Find Lists with intersecting sublists

I have a list of the following form: ...
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Check every list element for appearance

I'm used to MATLAB so this might be a stupid question but Mathematica is freaking me out. I have a big matrix with the following format: ...
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Grabbing columns from a matrix [duplicate]

If I have a matrix - exampleMatrix = {{A1,B1,C1},{A2,B2,C2},{A3,B3,C3}}; And I want to create a matrix like - ...
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Merge two lists for List3DPlot [duplicate]

I have a two lists: list1 = {{x1, y1}, {x2, y2}, {x3, y3}, {x4, y4}, {x5, y5}} and list2 = {z1, z2, z3, z4, z5} and I want to ...
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How can I extract multiple spans from a list?

I know in Mathematica, I can do A = Range[100]; B = A[[50 ;; 60]] B will then contain the 50th through 60th elements of A. Now, what if I wanted B to take 10th ...
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Using Part rather than Extract

In my work I found that I needed the Extract function. However I was wondering if there was a way to use Part. Assume that ...
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Clearing arguments passed to a Module

Is there a possible way to clear the arguments passed to a module to release some memory. I believe that arguments passed to modules are passed by value rather than pass by reference. e.g. I have the ...
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Replacing one element of list

I have a list of sequences of x's and y's. I want to switch the last position to the "opposite" symbol - if ...
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How would you efficiently implement BinListsBy?

Let's say I have a list like this: data = {{21, "Alice"}, {27, "Bob"}, {22, "Charles"}, {34, "Dora"}, {75, "Eliza"}} containing ages and names of persons. What I ...
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How to add a column to a table that counts the number of times the lines appear?

I am at a complete loss at this. I have a table with 2 columns and n lines. Some of the lines are repeated. What I want to do is add a new column that counts the number of repetitions of each line. ...
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Extract X value from corresponding Y value from a List or Transpose [closed]

I have a list of X values and Y values separately, and also together with: data=Transpose[{X,Y}] This data is from a chromatogram, and I want to extract the ...
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Select duplicate values from a list [duplicate]

How can I select the duplicate values in a list? Example: {1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1}
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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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Convert a string into a list of numbers

I got the following problem I don't know how to solve or if it's at all possible to solve(I'm quite new to Mathematica and don't have an IT background, so please explain slowly if possible:)) I'm ...
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Trouble understanding a piece of code found on Wolfram Blog

I am trying to go through this Wolfram Blog example: http://blog.wolfram.com/2009/02/12/flag-analysis-with-mathematica/ on country flag analysis. I am having a problem understanding the following ...
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Replacing a specific pattern of values at level 2 in a list

I've a list of lists, tl = {{True, False, m12}, {False, m22, m33}, {m32, False, True}} and each nested list has the same length, What is the proper way to ...
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How to test if all the elements in a list are Integers? [closed]

Consider a list such as s={1,2,3,3,5,6,3} With IntegerQ[number] , you know if number is an ...
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Dealing with a huge dataset

I have two ingredients here: a big dataset contained in a list, with ~ 20M values. a function that takes as each element of the list as input and yields True or False I want to save somewhere the ...
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Delete Missing data from coordinate sets

I have a list of pairs of coordinates, where some are missing. ...
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Permuting elements within a list

I have s = {2, 3, 5, 7, 1, 4, 6} (* always with diffente elements in {1,2....7}*) l = Length[s] n = 3 and n tells us that we ...
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Resolving Error: Mathematica evaluation order on Lists

I have a table that is 27 x 27, each entry corresponds to an element from the periodic table. I use the replacement rules in element list to allow me to convert a list of elements into a list of ...
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Importing Data and Devoting Their Names to Them

There are some files in a directory. I have used of SetDiroctory to access all of them. SetDirectory["C:\\Users\\SE7EN\\Desktop\\mathematica\\test"]; I can visit ...
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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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Complement for a Matrix

In a matrix, there are some non-zero elements same as: aA= Also, there is a list such as: list = {a, b, c, d, e, f, g, ii, jj, kk}; I want to access to ...
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make a list based on two other lists

I have two lists: list1={4,6} list2={1,2} and I now want a function f that produces f[list1_,list2_]:={1,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,2,2} ...
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A more efficient way of fitting a non-linear model that returns an entire list?

I have a function that takes two parameters, del and nu, and returns a list npoints long ...
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Efficient matrix / array generation

What is the most efficient way of generating the following matrix? $\left( \begin{array}{ccccc} 1 & 0 & 1 & 0 & 1 & 0 & 1 & \dots\\ \frac{1}{2} & \frac{1}{2} & 0 ...
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how to apply a function to a list of tables

I have several files, and I want to extract for each of them a table, and then select just numbers, and keep only rows with five elements. My code works fine during import ...
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select from a list based on digits

I wish to know how do I count the number of occurrences of numbers that end in digits d. e.g. Say I create a list of Divisors of 12! I now want to count those divisors that end in 12. Like 12 & ...
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How do I perform the riffle function backward? [duplicate]

I know riffle will combine the lists {1,2,3} and {a,b,c} to be {1,a,2,b,3,c}. Is there a way to work backward and split the list {a,b,c,d,e,f} to be {a,c,e} and {b,d,f}?
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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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position of element in a list using a function

How can I find in a list l the positions of all elements satisfying a boolean function f. For example, how can I pick in ...
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How can I construct a distance table?

I have a list of city names (of arbitrary length), f.e. c = {"BAL", "NYC", "LAS", "AUS"}; and the distances between them : ...
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Find equal elements on a list

Consider the following code to produce the sequence $x_1,\ldots,x_{n+1}$ where $x_i=11\cdots1$ ($i$ digits 1). Is there an easier way to do this? ...
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How to find all possible correlations between n vectors

Given the Matrix ...
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Taking Mean for several elements of a list [duplicate]

i have the following question: Let us assume we have the following list: list={1.1,1.2,1.0,2.1,2.2,2,0,3.1,3.0,3.2} I need a function that always takes three ...
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Working with nested matrices

I have a matrix: A = {{a, b}, {c, d}} But each its element, itself, is another matrix too. ...
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How to load data into a Manipulate expression

I have data showing truncated octahedron geometry changing with time. How can I read those data into a Manipulate expression? To be specific, I want to manipulate ...
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Testing a certain function over multiple levels

I regularly want to test if a certain function, here foo, gives the expected result when mapping it over n - level - matrices. My naive approach is to write: ...
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Swapping rows and columns in matrix [closed]

If I have an array like the following $\left( \begin{array}{ccc} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 4 & 5 & 6 \\ 7 & 8 & 9 \end{array} \right)$ How can I swap the rows and columns, so it is ...
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How to pass a list as function argument?

I have the following function lFreqPhylo[a_, Q_, b_, p_] := Sum[Log[freqFunction[r[[p]][[i]], L[[p]][[i]], a, Q, b, {i, 1, nbranches[[p]]}]; The objects L, r ...
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Unexpected results from Thread [duplicate]

I've run into an issue where threading two lists with a generic function, f: Thread[f[{{1,1}, {2, 2}, {3, 3}}, {4, 5, 6}]] ...
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Is there a better way to create my rotational-symmetric (180 degrees) rectangles?

I have created a simple way to create rotational-symmetric (180 degrees) rectangles, but my stuffit function bothers me. No matter what I tried, I couldn't get it ...
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Help with DeleteCases [closed]

Trying to delete small elements from a list with copy = DeleteCases[copy, {y_} /; y <= 1500.0 ] but it does not work.
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Apply function to output of previous function

I am trying to write a function that takes 3 tuples. Each tuple contains two lists which are first divided. This results in 3 lists. Then I want to take the Mean of all the columns. I can do this ...