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Re: Select x s.t. y>10

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  • Subject: [mg13996] Re: [mg13957] Select x s.t. y>10
  • From: Wouter Meeussen <eu000949 at>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 16:59:19 -0400
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patterns with conditions are nice constructs :


if your criteria for selection do not involve a standard "yes-or-no"
returning test, then make your own:

Cases[it, {_,_?myowntestQ}] or
explicitely with a "/;condition" structure :



At 15:06 11-09-98 -0400, Jason Gill wrote:
>I came across what seems like it should be a simple little function, but
>could not come up with a clever way to implement it.  Generally, what I
>am trying to do is take a list of lists of length 2 ie a list of x,y
>coordinates, and Select x values based on some criterion for y.  For
>example I want to select the first x value for which the corresponding
>y is greater than 5.
>I can write a function using Position and Take etc. , but there must be
>a clever,and more efficient way to do this.  Any thoughts... Jason
>Jason Gill
>IBM Microelectronics
>Essex Junction, VT 05452
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>           jasongil at
Dr. Wouter L. J. MEEUSSEN
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