Questions on specifying order in and splicing of lists, including use of Mathematica Sequence objects.

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Positions of elements in the initial flattened list in a split list

Say, we have a list: m1 = {2, 2, 7, 0, 7, 7, 2, 2, 2} It can be split easily: ...
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Limit n->Infinity of recursive sequence

I have defined a recursive sequence a[0] := 1 a[n_] := Sqrt[3] + 1/2 a[n - 1] because I want to calculate the Limit for this ...
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How can I make custom accumulated sequences like the following?

First of all, I don't really know how to formulate the question, so if you understand my question and know a better way to phrase it, please revise. I have the following Matrixes: ...
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Using a piecewise defined sequence, find all $x_0$

Given $0\le x_0<1$, let $$x_n=\begin{cases} 2x_{n-1}, & \text{if $2x_{n-1}<1$}\\ 2x_{n-1}-1, & \text{if $2x_{n-1}\ge 1$} \end{cases}$$ for all integers $n>0$. For how many $x_0$ is ...
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How to animate a graph generated by ListPlot command point by point?

I was wondering if it is possible to animate the following graph. The command used to generate the graph is the following: ...
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If the pattern changes in a nested List

I have a nested list in which part 2 of each sublist repeats itself a number of times before changing, i need an if condition for when part 2 of the next sublist changes from the prevous sublist. ...
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SimilarityRules for SequenceAlignment of two lists

I am trying to use the SimilarityRules option of SequenceAlignment to customize its output. This works perfectly for strings, ...
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Find a sequence given the sums of its terms

For a certain sequence of numbers, the sum of the first $n$ numbers in the sequence is given by $n^3+4n$ for all positive integers $n$. What is the fifteenth number in the sequence? How do you ...
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Find subsequence A in sequence B A007908 - OEIS

I have sequence A as A007908 - OEIS and pattern B which is a sub-sequence of that sequence A. I need to find index of first occurrence of the given pattern. For example pattern ..1010... I've looked ...
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How to deduce the Ramanujan's summation of this series?

I have already asked a similar question about Ramanujan's summation in general but received no good answers. Now I am interested in this exact series: $$\sum _{n\ge1}^\Re (24 n + 12 n^2)$$
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How can I use sequence in plotting domain?

I would like to plot a function but have a domain defined elsewhere as follows: xrange = Sequence[0, 2π]; Plot[Sin[x], {x, xrange}] However, this doesn't work ...
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Compute an indefinite sequence of And

I would like to compute a condition of normalization over a set of vectors which has the form $$ (x_1.x_1 =1 ) \land ...\land (x_n.x_n=1) $$ Where the $x_i$ are vectors, and $n$ is a variable fixed at ...
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Change input parameter order in a function

I'm a beginner in Mathematica programming and I'm trying to understand how input parameters work in Mathematica's function. I encountered a problem with the sequence/order of the input parameters of ...
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Beginner: Iterative Sequence for Vector Function

I want to create an iterative sequence for two Vectorfunctions, where both are dependent on the same variables and i represents the vector. For simplicity let's ...
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Performance problems in new Sequence functions

The new-in-10.1 Sequence* family of functions should provide newly optimized methods for handling sequence problems. Happily in some cases they do! For example ...
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Compute and Plot the element of a complex sequence

I'm new tho mathematica. I have a complex sequence ${z_n}$ with $z_0:=c$ $z_{n+1}=(z_n)^2+c$ for all $n\in N$ where c is some complex number, I need to plot the first 20 terms of this sequence ...
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How to implement symbolic Ramanujan's summation in Mathematica?

How to implement Ramanujan's summation in symbolic form in Mathematica? For instance, I want as input the function $f(x)=x$, as output $-1/12$, as input $f(x)=1/x$, as output $\gamma$ (Euler's ...
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Empty Blank regression in v10.1

Bug introduced in 10.1 and fixed in 10.2.0 In v10.1.0.0 on Linux, when Blank[] is used in Alternatives with pattern that can ...
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Plotting non-linear recursive sequence

I'm a total noob with Mathematica, and while trying to plot the following, I get several error messages. What am I doing wrong? ...
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How can I tally continuous sequences in a list?

I have a stream of data like this: 0001100111100000111111001110000001111111111000000111000111110000... (I can represent them as a list, like in {0,0,0,1,1,...}, ...
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Sequence not working in Manipulate?

I have a function that I would like to construct the Manipulate parameter list with Sequence. This is a simpler example but it ...
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Find algorithm or generator formula with automated procedure and pattern recognition

I am trying to find a generator formula for the discriminant of a polynomial and believe it would be an interesting problem for the Mathematica community to know how to automate evaluation of certain ...
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Imploying a sequence in a series

I would like to have the following sequence, $(a)_n$, in a series where $a_0 = 1$ and $a_n = a(a+1)\cdots (a+ n -1)$. The series I have is $$ 2\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(1/2)_n}{n!(2n+1)^3} $$ I know ...
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Counting subsequences (i.e., patterns) within a list?

I would like to count the number of subsequences in list. Say I have data given by: data = {1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 1}; I would like to count the number ...
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What happens when you divide by ##?

I've been playing around with sequences a bit. In particular with using ## with unary and binary operators. Let's start simple, the following all make some kind of ...
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pattern matching and applying a function, not working as expected [duplicate]

Consider the following code G[x, y] /. a_[b__] -> Total[a @@@ Permutations[List[b]]] I expect it to give G[x, y]+G[y,x] ...
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How to define the symbolic expression $V = \frac{1}{N} \sum_{i=1}^N ( y_i(g) - z_i)^2$ in Mathematica?

I want to define this expression symbolically: $V = \frac{1}{N} \sum_{i=1}^N ( y_i(g) - z_i)^2$ in which $\{y_i(g)\}_{i=1}^N$ is to be understood as a symbolic sequence that depends on a vector $g$. ...
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How to get mathematica to show limit of a recurrence sequence?

I want to find the limit of a such a sequence: $f(n+1)=\sqrt{2f(n)-1}, \, f(0)=a, a>1$ How does one do this? Is it possible to have it show the solution algebraically, like it does with ...
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Tangled up in sequences and recurrence relations

I took a trip through sequences and recurrence relations and I got tangled up since the documentation didn't help much. I'm sure you can. Given a sequence ...
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`FindSequenceFunction` for sum of hypergeometric terms?

The built-in function FindSequenceFunction is quite good at recognizing hypergeometric terms, i.e. terms $c_k$ for which $c_{k+1}/c_k$ is a rational function of ...
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Number of sequences with a certain condition

Suppose I have the sequence {2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16}. How could I calculate the number of tuples so that for every term save the first one, the difference from ...
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Can you compute more terms in this sequence?

I am trying to identify a sequence related to the von Mangoldt function matrix. Since I believe/conjecture that the columns in the matrix have period lengths as in this sequence b: ...
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Sequence generation

If I wanted to generate a sequence that follows the pattern $$x_{n}=x_{n-1}+\dfrac{1}{2}\left(\sqrt{1-y_{n-1}\ ^{2}}-x_{n-1}\right)\\ y_{n}=y_{n-1}+\dfrac{1}{2}\left(\sqrt{1-x_{n}\ ...
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Sequence not working as expected [duplicate]

From the help page: f[a, Sequence[b, c], d] No problem at all. ...
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Repeating Digits

I have written ...
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How to find a recurrence relation for a numerical sequence?

This question was inspired by Vladimir Reshetnikov's question (How to find a recurrence relation for a sequence?): Given a finite sequence of numbers, how can we find in MMA a recurrence relation ...
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How to find a recurrence relation for a sequence?

I have a sequence given by an explicit formula for n-th term: ...
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How to Solve a Sequence in Mathematica [duplicate]

Given the input and the output, how do you interpolate a function in Mathematica? For example if you know that $f(1)=\frac{1}{2}$, $f(2)=\frac{1}{3}$, $f(3)=\frac{1}{4}$,... how would you solve for ...
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Does it help to do any preprocessing before `FindSequenceFunction`?

I am always amazed how smart FindSequenceFunction can be in discovering general term formula for a sequence of rational numbers. The documentation says it can work ...
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Defining a sequence slot programmatically

This question is related to: Composition of functions using slots `Slot` (#) interfering with evaluation Consider a toy example: ...
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Working with means and variances

My goal is to work out on the following equation: $$Mean(P)(1-Mean (P))\left (h + (1 - 2 h) (1 - \frac {Var (P)} {Mean (P) (1 - Mean (P))}) (1 - Mean (P)) + \frac {Var (P)} {Mean (P) (1 - Mean ...
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Graphing the sequence {$p_k$} = $\frac{c - a + dp_{k-1}}{b}$ [duplicate]

Graphing the sequence {$p_k$} = $\frac{c - a + dp_{k-1}}{b}$ I need to know how to graph this function where it automatically plugs in the previous term for $p_{k-1}$, the coefficients are of my ...
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Creating If statements programmatically [duplicate]

I want to write an algorithm that returns a sequence of numbers, starting from a specified point but stopping once a criterion has been reached. For example ...
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Faster Ways to compute recursive summation

It takes a long time to compute the summation below, and I'd like to know if there are some better ways to compute things faster. I have used $3$ ways to calculate, but they are very unsatisfactory. I ...
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Matching a list of sequences with common form

I am trying to find a pattern that matches a list of sequences that share a common form. The sequence form is: 1 followed by zero or more nonzero integers, followed by 0. An example list is: ...
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Limit of sequence

I tried to calculate the following limit $$\lim_{n\to\infty}n\sin(2\pi en!)$$ Mathematica gets ...
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Problem on Consecutive Sequence Sums that are Squares

Here is a seemingly simple Problem: I have two natural numbers n and m, n < m such that S1:= n +...+ m is a square and also S2:= n +...+ m + (m+1) is a square. Problem a) : Find n and m. You ...
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Limit[Sum[(2*E*n)^w/(w^(n/2+w)), {w,2,n}],n->Infinity]

I would like to show that the following (and other similar formulae) tends to zero. Limit[Sum[(2*E*n)^w/(w^(n/2+w)), {w,2,n}],n->Infinity] What's the right ...
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Defining a recursive integral sequence

I have a recursive integral sequence as follows: $$y_0(x)=1+r,$$ $$y_1(x)=-\frac{1}{\Gamma(a)}\int_0^x (x-t)^{a-1} y_0(t) dt,$$ $$\vdots$$ $$y_n(x)=-\frac{1}{\Gamma(a)}\int_0^x (x-t)^{a-1} y_{n-1}(t) ...