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Re: elementwise vector scalar subtraction


On Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 01:51 AM, O.A. Linares, M.D., Ph.D. wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
>
> I have a t-vector
>
> t = {0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30};
>
> I want to subtract 0.15 from each element except the first to get
>
> tc15 = {0, 1 - 0.15, 1.50 - 0.15, 2 - 0.15, 2.5 - 0.15, 4 - 0.15, 6 -
> 0.15, 8 - 0.15, 10 - 0.15, 15 - 0.15, 20 - 0.15, 30 - 0.15};
>
> I then want to subtract 0.20 to get
>
> tc20 = {0, 1 - 0.20, 1.50 - 0.20, 2 - 0.20, 2.5 - 0.20, 4 - 0.20, 6 -
> 0.20, 8 - 0.20, 10 - 0.20, 15 - 0.20, 20 - 0.20, 30 - 0.20};
>
> Is there a way to automate this process for n subtractions from 0.15
> to 0.30 to yield individual t-vectors for tc15 through tc30 ?
>
>

The only difficulty seems to be retaining the zero at the beginning of 
the list, so we could just define a pure function to stick it on.  The 
rest can be handled with a simple table so the expression:

Block[{temp=Rest[t]},{0,##}&@@@Table[temp-(0.15-i 0.5),{i,0,3}]]

should do the trick.

Regards,

Ssezi



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