Position within a list

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg32920] Position within a list*From*: "Dana DeLouis" <ng_only at hotmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 02:30:05 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello. A long time ago someone posted an elegant solution, but I can not find it in the Archives. Given a list that may have repeating data, this returned the character that was repeated the most, and its position.. The example given was a list of the first 10,000 digits of Pi. I believe the answer was that the number 9 was repeated 6 times around position 700 or 800. The function was very short and elegant. I don't believe the Split function was used, but I might be wrong. Does anyone know how to do this? Thank you. lst = RealDigits[Pi,10,10000][[1]]; The list would have... {3, 1, 4, 1, 5, 9, 2, 6, etc) -- Dana DeLouis Windows XP & Mathematica 4.1 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Position within a list***From:*Tomas Garza <tgarza01@prodigy.net.mx>