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- Subject: [mg32587] RE: [mg32519] NestWhile
- From: "Higinio Ramos" <higra at usal.es>
- Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 03:19:06 -0500 (EST)
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----- Original Message -----
From: Tom De Vries <tdevries at shop.westworld.ca>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg32587] [mg32519] NestWhile
> I know this is a simple question, hope someone can help me out.....
> If I define the function
> f[n_] := If[EvenQ[n], n/2, 3n + 1]
> I can then apply NestList and generate a nice number loop......
> NestList[f, 7, 23]
> I want to use NestWhileList and stop when the generated number is a 1.
> do I do that?
> Thanks for the help,
> Tom De Vries
The Collatz sequence until it stop in 1 may be generated by
NestWhileList[f, 450, ! (#1 == 1) &]
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