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Re: Select x s.t. y>10

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  • Subject: [mg14001] Re: Select x s.t. y>10
  • From: Leszek Sczaniecki <lsczan at>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 16:59:23 -0400
  • Organization: Concentric Internet Services
  • References: <6tbtv8$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Is there any reson that you can't use directly a build-in function
Select as in the following example?

  lst = Table[{Random[], Random[]}, {10}] Out[1]=


  Select[lst, #[[2]] < .5 &]

-- Leszek

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
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