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Re: Combining Lists?

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  • Subject: [mg8611] Re: [mg8572] Combining Lists?
  • From: Kristina Pawlikowski <pawlikk at>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 03:07:25 -0400
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>I think this is a pretty easy question so I hope someone will be able
>to answer it, I just can't figure out how to do it.  If you have two
>lists, for example {1, 2, 3} and {4, 5, 6}.  Is there a command to
>combine them into a series of XY pairs like {{1, 4}, {2, 5}, {3, 6}}? 
>The book doesn't seem to have such a command, but I suspect one exists. 
>Thanks for any help you can provide.

One way is to use Transpose[]:

Transpose[{{1,2,3},{4,5,6}}] gives {{1,4},{2,5},{3,6}}

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