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Re: Fast List-Selection


> 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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