Questions on the use of the Table[] command and other functionality related to lists. Use [tag:matrix] for matrix algebra and related methods, and [tag:list-manipulation] for questions about transforming or operating on existing lists.

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How to visualize/edit a big matrix as a table?

Is it possible to visualize/edit a big matrix as a table ? I often end up exporting/copying big tables to Excel for seeing them, but I would prefer to stay in Mathematica and have a similar view as in ...
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Generating 250 random points crashes the kernel, but not 249

Fixed in 10.1.0. Consider the following function, which generates uniformly random points on the surface of the 2-sphere: ...
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Instruct a Table to only evaluate until a condition is fulfilled

I am looking for the way of building a Table of pairs of numbers in a fast way. My true table evaluates huge functions, and I see no way and reason to show those cumbersome expressions here. Let us ...
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WYSIWYG table creating and editing

In Microsoft Office OneNote 2010, creating and editing tables is easy. There are simple toolbar controls for creating tables: , and editing them once they exist: . My question is, what's an easy ...
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Calling Table with custom iterator

I often find myself in situations where I, for example, need to build a table for some expression, but want to set the number of points rather then the step size, so the code ends up looking like this ...
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How to properly inject iterators into table? [duplicate]

Goofing off on a prior question, I was fiddling with other methods, which led me to the need to inject a constructed set of iterators into a table construct. Now, ...
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TableAlignments -> Left not working

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.1.0 or later For a very simple dataset TableAlignments->Left does not work: ...
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Multiplying two dimensional data by a constant

I have a list of lists of the form: {{1, 2}, {2, 4}, {2, 8}} But I want to multiply only the second dimension of that data by a constant. I know I could do this ...
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Is there a Mathematica equivalent to MATLAB's logspace? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get exactly 5 logarithmic divisions of an interval? I want to use Table to generate a list of items, but want the indices ...
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Relational joining of tables

A common thing to want to do with data is to combine it (at least I thought this was a common thing). In SQL there is the idea of table joins "select id,v1,v2 from A,B where A.id=B.id" kind of thing. ...
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Is there a Break[] equivalent for short-circuiting in Table?

I am running Mathematica 7. The following is admittedly a silly example, but suppose that I have a list list whose entries are either ...
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Correct way to generate large data sets (i.e.forward yield curve )

I would like to generate a set of forward yield curve matrix of size 1000 x 100. First I defined my SparseArray of 1000 x100: ...
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Why is building a table of function values so much slower than just plotting the function?

Here is a function that take some time to evaluate: n = 1000; coeffs = RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[], n]; f[x_] := Sum[coeffs[[k]] Sin[k x]/k, {k, 1, n}]; ...
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How do I avoid scoping collisions of iterator variables?

Yesterday I had an issue that kept for quite a while. My code wasn't producing the right results. Now I know why and I am wondering how to avoid the issue in future. Consider the following code. ...
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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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A fast way to compute arrays avoiding If or Which

I found out that if I have to calculate huge arrays with most of the elements being zero( let's say each row has 10000 elements and only 8 are non zero) and the non zero elements' positions being ...
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Table of Variables

I use a list of variables {x1, x2, x3} to Solve a particular set of equations. I am now trying to generalise this depending on ...
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Merging two Lists

I have two tables. One is given by T1 = Table[{x, y, 0.}, {x, 0, V},{y, 0, V}] and from a calculation I have the second, a list of points {x, y, z} ...
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A problem involving classification of data

Toady, I encountered a problem while trying to classify certain data. I have the coordinates of six points. ...
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Making the TableForm output into two columns

I have a program that calculates Christoffel symbols for a given metric, and the output I'm getting now is such that I have every calculated symbol in one column like this: I'd like that I could ...
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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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How to make a table of $\sum_{i=1}^n$?

I want to create a table of $\displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^n i^k$ for $1\le k\le 5$. The output I want to obtain is a TeXForm output as follows. \begin{align} ...
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How to imitate list comprehensions for constant arrays?

In Python, ['a'] * 10 generates ['a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'a'] and ...
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How can I format a table to look nice?

I have this code, but i would like to see the results well formated, How can I obtain a well formatted data with aligment?, similar to this one insted what i obatin, you can see here Here is ...
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Getting the number of frequency in a list

I want to know how to make a tally board in a specific data appear in a list. E.G. n ={1,2,1,4,3,1,4,5,3,2,4,5,6,3,4,2,2,5,2} and get ...
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Creating simple table

How do I create a table like this? I find it very hard to create the zero-row and zero-column. Edit: I am looking for a solution where a formula eg. Table or something else is being used. I can ...
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Labeling a grid

I have m = {{0, -1, -2, -3, -4}, {1, 0, -1, -2, -3}, {2, 1, 0, -1, -2}, {3, 2, 1, 0, -1}, {4, 3, 2, 1, 0}}; And a grid ...
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How to export results of an analysis in table format into MS word file

I'm working on a simulation study using Mathematica 8. At the end of the analysis I'll have a matrix of data containing my results (assume for three variables like x,y & z). I used these codes for ...
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Single Legend for a Table of Plots

For this toy problem ...
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TableForm with a title

My question is rather simple. I want to put a title into a table. For example, consider a list with depth two and a title ...
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Syntax for Table with a pure function

I have: g = #1^2 + a #2^3 / #1 & Now I wish to make a Table evaluating this from 1 ...
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How to create this list more elegantly

There is list containing some $(i,j)$ values of indices. Now i want to create a matrix of dimension n $\times$ m whose entries are 1 for the indices corresponding to the given list otherwise its ...
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Table with multiple iterators running parallel

I want to use Table to generate a list, but it only allows one iterator to increment at a time. So in ...
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Interactive grid

I would like to create an interactive grid, whereby one number from a grid is selected by the cursor ("3" in the example below), and all other numbers in the grid are highlighted that are related to ...
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How to create a table?

I have looked here at the forum and on the mathematica documentation center though still couldn't get it to work. I have two lists ...
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Extracting data from a table under conditions

I have a very large table with two columns. Let's say the name of first column is E and the name of the second is P. How can I get the E values when P = 0.
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Skipping over iterator values in a Table

I have been using the built-in function Table for some computations. (The following is not an actual representation of the equations I am using). ...
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Using If statements internal to Table [duplicate]

Is there a way to use If statements with Table? To give a kind of ridiculous example that captures to spirit of what I'm trying ...
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Why doesn't ParallelTable work on this very simple example?

For some reason, I'd like to use ParallelTable with a variable number of iterators. Table[a[1], {a[1], 0, 10}] works fine: ...
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Use the value of a cell in a table as the argument to a function

I just got Mathematica from my school and I'm trying to learn the basics. How could I use the value of a cell in a table (as in Insert->Table) and pass it as an argument to a function whose value is ...
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Inferring interest rate of a loan from payment

Be patient with me since this is my first post here. I don't know how to use the Math notation. I wish to compute the interest rate for an existing loan given the original loan amount, length of ...
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How to create a Table of Tables with indexed variables

I want to use concise code to generate a table of values that list the addition of a set of vectors. What I am looking for is essentially a Table of Tables. I will show here the kind of lists I want, ...
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Selecting y-values from xy coordinate grid

Suppose I have a table, u, which is created as follows: ...
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How to make sure Table or Do only runs through specific values?

I often need to generate or run through very large numbers of integers (we're talking {i, 1, 10^9} and higher) and want to add certain integers to a list, say ...
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What is the Mathematica way of joining two tables?

Is there a special Mathematica way of joining tables of data together, so that I would get similar functionality as if I was running a database with sql? For example, I have one particular table ...
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Create a table with inline conditions

I am trying to create a table with conditionals inline. For example, I'd like to create a 2 dimensional table like this: ...
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Creating a conditional table

I'm trying to create a conditional table. Let's say I want to have such result: {1,2,3,4,5,0,0,0,0,0}. The idea is to create a table of n elements (10 in a given example), but when one element takes ...
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How do I display the plane of best fit in 3D?

I'm trying to display the plane of best fit in the same 3D-box. Currently, I have the following code which spits out a plot of the points in 3D. I want to have a plane of best fit, can Mathematica do ...