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Re: operations with lists

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  • Subject: [mg4107] Re: operations with lists
  • From: Harald Berndt <haraldb at>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 02:19:34 -0400
  • Organization: University of California Forest Products Lab
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Jonathan Lee wrote:
> Hello,
> I need help for three things:
> 1) are there any tips for operating with large lists/matrices (in the
> order of 512*512 or so)

MathLink to MatLab or C librraries, maybe?

> and
> 2) is it possible to thread a compiled function over several lists.

One list at a time, you mean? That should be immediate. At the same 
time? Combine the lists in the appropriate way.

> 3) is there any way to "intertwine" two lists?
> i.e., if a and b are lists, is there a simple way to make a list that is
> {a[[1]], b[[1]],a[[2]],b[[2]],...}?
> Thanks for any and all help.

Flatten[ Transpose[{a, b}] ]

Harald Berndt                          University of California
Research Specialist                  Forest Products Laboratory
Phone: 510-215-4224                            FAX:510-215-4299


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