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  • Subject: [mg31028] Many Lists
  • From: Yasvir Avindra Tesiram <y.tesiram at pgrad.unimelb.edu.au>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 01:22:37 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

G'day Mathgroup,

Quick question,

I have three lists

x={1,2,3}
y={5,6,7}
z={8,9,10}.

How do I go about operating on the lists in parallel to give me a
cumulative value of f.

As an example, for the general function defined by

f=x*a0 + y*b0 + z*b0, 

with initial conditions

a0=0; b0=0; c0=1;
x=1; y=5; z=8;

so
f(1) = z
f(2) = f(1) + 2*f(1) + 6*f(1) + 9*f(1)
f(3) = f(1) + f(2) + 3*(f2) + 7*(f2) + 10*f(2).

I understand that the above can be done by FoldList, but how do I slot in
different numbers from three different lists at the same time.

Thanks
Yas



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