Re: proper way to manipulate lists?

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• Subject: [mg40223] Re: [mg40182] proper way to manipulate lists?
• From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
• Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 02:43:47 -0500 (EST)
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```One of the simplest ways is:

{a, b}# & /@ data

Yours seems on of the hardest ;-)

Andrzej Kozlowski
Yokohama, Japan
http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~akoz/
http://platon.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/andrzej/

On Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at 05:04  pm, Nathan Moore wrote:

>
> 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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