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Re: Sorting of Data Lists



Hi Christopher,

try this
a=Table[i,{i,1,10}];
b=Table[11-i,{i,1,10}];

the following function will create You c List[]/vector

c=Apply[If[#1<#2,#1,#2] &,#] & /@ Transpose[{a,b}]

{1,2,3,4,5,5,4,3,2,1}


Hope that helps
  Jens

> I have two equal length vector sets of data.  I wish to form a third
> vector  whose elements are the minimum values from each component of
> the other two  vectors; i.e., if a(i) < b(i), then c(i) = a(i), else
> c(i) = b(i).  I have  tried many different methods within Mathematica
> 3.0 and have not been  successful.  I would appreciate any suggestions
> as to how to accomplish this  task.
> Thank you.
> 
> Dr. Christopher J. Freitas
> Principal Engineer - Computational Mechanics Southwest Research
> Institute
> Voice: 210-522-2137, Fax: 210-522-3042
> 



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