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### Partitioning with varying partition size

How can I partition a list into partitions whose sizes vary? The length of the $k$'th partition is a function $f(k)$. For example: if $l = \{1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6\}$ and $f(k) = k$. Then the partitioning ...
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### Find subsequences of consecutive integers inside a list

I have a list which is something like this: {3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,15,16,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,42,43,44,45,46} What I'd like to to is get the intervals which are in ...
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### Number of sign flips in list?

Given a list of signs: list={1,1,-1,1,-1,-1,1,1,1,-1}; how to most conveniently and quickly determine the number of sign flips in the sequence? I have this ad-...
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### Find positions of items in a list based on neighbours

How can I select items from a list where the selection criterion depends on the neighbouring items? For example select all indices where a change has occurred with respect to the previous element in ...
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### Find list position and mapping list

Sorry, my English is not very good. I have two lists: ...
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### How do I write a condition for Position that uses both the current and previous element?

For example, given {57, 3, 40, 94, 9, 84, 81, 93, 76, 5, 7, 76, 38, 9, 23, 95, 49, 0, 30, 3} I'd like to get all the indices at which the elements cross from ...
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### Simulating Theatre puzzle

I have been trying to simulate the process of the theatre puzzle from the Joy of X (Strogatz). The puzzle, and some relevant material are here. My simplistic coding for this process follows: ...
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### How to find position where a sequence drops off to zero

Suppose I have a sequence seq = {0,0,0,1,2,3,1,0,0,0,4,5,8,0} and I want to find the first position after which the sequence drops to zero (which in this case, is ...
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### How do I find the intersection of a closed 3D curve given by numerical data with a specified plane?

I have a list of 3D data points which form a closed curve. My own data can't be easily generated analytically, but the qualitative behaviour is well represented by a parametric curve families such as <...
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### From a list of dates, get a list of the last date available in each month

I wondered if anyone has another or even a more direct way of finding the last dates of each month available from a list of successive dates? I currently do the following (note: nothing special about ...
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### What is the range of values $x$ for which $f(x)$ is higher than $k$ over a given domain?

What is the easiest way to answer the following question in Mathematica: Given a function $f(x)=y$, what is the range of values $x$ for which $y$ is higher than some number $k$ over the domain of $x$ ...
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### How to find the position of non consecutive numbers?

Given a sorted table, how can I find the position of non consecutive numbers in the first column of the table? ...