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Re: mathematica question


Tue, 21 Oct 1997 02:03:12 -0400
Tom <toad at planet.eon.net>
[mg9199] mathematica question

> I have a set of functions that take no inputs, they are called
> q1[],q2[], q3[] and so on.
> How can I get Mathematica to run the correct function given a  
list > of numbers as input.  IE, if I supply the list {1,4,7,8} I  
would
> want Mathematica to run the functions q1[], q4[], q7[] and q8[],
> assuming they were defined.

Tom:

f[i_]:= ToExpression["q"<>ToString[i]<>"[]"]

f[4]
	q4[]

ff[x_List]:=f/@x

ff[{1,2,3}]

	{q1[],q2[],q3[]}
or

ff2[x_List]:= Scan[f,x]
	
Trace[ff2[{1,2,3}],_[]]
	
	{{q1[]},{q2[]},{q3[]}}
	
There are othe possibiities.
	
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