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Is there a way to to express the following without using an if statement, but with mathematical operations instead?

{ 5 if x % 5 = 0, x % 5 otherwise }

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    $\begingroup$ Mod[x-1,5]+1? $\endgroup$
    – mikado
    Oct 28, 2019 at 23:19

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You can use the 3rd offset argument of Mod for this:

Mod[x, 5, 1]

The 3rd argument effectively shifts the point where Mod loops back. So Mod[x, 5, 0] loops from 0 to 4 and Mod[x, 5, 1] loops from 1 to 5.

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