Re: select a range of elements from a nested list

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg5455] Re: [mg5387] select a range of elements from a nested list*From*: Sherman Reed <Sherman.Reed at worldnet.att.net>*Date*: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 00:26:33 -0500*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

>At 07:50 PM 12/5/96 +0000, you wrote: >>Hi MathGroup >> >>Say you have a nested list like that {{x1,y1},{x2,y2},{x3,y3},...{xn,yn}} >>basically containing X and Y values for a XY plot in each element. The X >>values span a range from say 0 to 0.4 and you ONLY want to select the >>elements (x,y values) from the list for which the x value spans say 0 to >>0.3. BUT you don't want to COUNT the elements (visually on the screen) and >>figure out the position at which the x value is just greater than 0.3 and >>then subtract 1 from this position. >> >>I still want do define the list by using >> >>Table[list[[x,1]],list[[x,2]],{x, 1, ZZZ}] >> >>here ZZZ means the number for which the x value <= 0.3, this number needs >>to be found by MATHEMATICA! >> >>I like to know if there is a general procedure to select elements from a >>nested list based on the values of one member of the elements of that >>nested list. >> >>I hope I made myself clear enough to you all. >> >>Thanks a lot. >> >>Oliver Schurr >>Department of Chemistry >>Georgetown University >>Washington, DC 20057 >> >> >Oliver, > >Below is a 2.2.3 version of what you requested. Take a look, and try it. > >I think it meets your specs. If you want a 3.0 version, I will be glad > >to help. If you want modifications, send me a note. The last four lines > >are simply a test of the package, and of course, can be deleted. If you > >have other needs, I will be glad to consider them. > >sincerely > >Sherman C. Reed >AT&T-Bell Laboratories (Lucent Technologies), retired >Sr. Lecturer and grad advisor, UTA-EE Department, retired > I forgot to include the Mma code in the first transmission, sorry. scr (*A Notebook to create a short list of a two element list shortList[origlist_,newlist_,xparam_]:= Module[{}, newlist=Table[{0,0},{0}]; For[i=1,i<1+Length[origlist],i++, ] ]; data=Table[{Random[],Random[]},{20}]; ListPlot[data,PlotRange->{{0,1},{0,1}}] shortList[data,data1,0.6] ListPlot[data1,PlotRange->{{0,1},{0,1}}]