Re: Extract Elements from a List?

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• Subject: [mg28979] Re: Extract Elements from a List?
• From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
• Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 04:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
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"Robert Schuerhuber" <robert.schuerhuber at gmx.at> wrote in message
news:9efk6g\$1d8 at smc.vnet.net...

> i need to extract elements from a list, starting th element number x and
> than taking every yth element, eg:
>
> with
>
> list={a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j}
> start=3;
> step=2:
>
> i'd like to get the list
>
> {c,e,g,i}.
>

Robert,

?Take

gives
....
Take[list, {m, n, s}] gives elements m through n in steps of s.
...

So with,

lst={a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j};
start=3;
step=2;

we get

Take[lst, {start, -1,2}]

{c,e,g,i}

For negative integers the position n is the -n th, counting left with the
last position given by -1.

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