Re: proper way to manipulate lists?

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• From: atelesforos at hotmail.com (Orestis Vantzos)
• Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 14:49:12 -0500 (EST)
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(#*{a,b})& /@ data
Read the Mathematica Book.. look for 'pure functions' and 'Map'
Orestis

Nathan Moore <nmoore at physics.umn.edu> wrote in message news:<b5p158\$7sk\$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> I'm sure this is a one-liner, but it has stumped me for years.  Suppose
> I'm working with a 2-d array of data,
> 	data = {{x1,y1},{x2,y2}...{xN,yN}};
> and I want to transform the data according to,
> 	data2 = {{x1*a,y1*b},{x2*a,y2*b}...{xN*a,yN*b}};
> The only way I know to do this is to move the data to excel,
> performing the transform and then move the data back to Mathematica.  This
> is crazy - there must be a better way - is there?  Please tell me there
> is!
>
> regards,
>
> Nathan Moore, University of Minnesota Physics Department

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