Re: question about nest

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• Subject: [mg1955] Re: question about nest
• From: Sigurd.Schelstraete at rug.ac.be (Sigurd Schelstraete)
• Date: Sat, 26 Aug 1995 00:10:29 -0400
• Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium

```ORLANDO LUIS GOULART PERES (orlando at axp.ift.unesp.br) wrote:
: Dear Wizards

: I have a function with two variables
: f[x_,a_]:=a*x*(1-x)
: And I need the n-compose function
: Nest[f,x,n]
: But Mathematica look for a function f[x] and not f[x,a]
: Is this possible to use Nest with this two variable function?
: For example, I need
: f[x,a], f[f[x,a],a], f[f[f[x,a],a],a] .
: Later I will put many values for "a" .
: Regards
: Orlando Peres

You could try the following:

Nest[f[#,a]&,x,n]

For n=3 for instance, this gives:

f[f[f[x,a],a],a]

Sigurd Schelstraete
University of Gent
Belgium

```

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