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Re: lists w/o double brackets

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  • Subject: [mg31451] Re: [mg31436] lists w/o double brackets
  • From: Sseziwa Mukasa <mukasa at>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 05:29:13 -0500 (EST)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Gavin K Brennen wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using the function FindRoot with a large number of simultaneous equations.
>         FindRoot[eqs,initialvals]
> I have a function for generating the equations which works fine as a list
> input in FindRoot, however I am having difficulty creating a function for
> generating initialvals that will be accepted by FindRoot.  The problem
> seems to be that FindRoot demands a format
>         FindRoot[{eq1,eq2,...,eqn},{var1,val1},{var2,val2},...,{varn,valn}]
> the variables and initial values of which must appear as a list without
> double brackets.  The function I have for generating the initial values
> always outputs the list as follows

Apply the Sequence function to your initial value list:


should work.

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