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Re: Fast List-Selection

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  • Subject: [mg19899] Re: [mg19880] Fast List-Selection
  • From: Rob Pratt <rpratt at>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 20:42:24 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


> I have a list 's' composed of a large number of (small) integers. I wish to
> search this list for instances of 7 consecutive, identical elements.
> My approach is:
> Do[If[Count[t = Take[s, {i, i + 6}], t[[1]]] == 7,
>     Print[i]], {i, 1, Length[s] - 6}]
> Can anyone think of a *faster* way of doing this?

Rob Pratt
Department of Operations Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

rpratt at

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