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RE: List operation

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  • Subject: [mg45645] RE: [mg45617] List operation
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 19:58:04 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Transpose[{x, y}]

David Park
djmp at 

From: Dr. Wolfgang Hintze [mailto:weh at]
To: mathgroup at

Given two lists

x = {a, b, c}
y = {A, B, C}

I'm looking for the list of pairs

z = {{a, A}, {b, B}, {c, C}}

Defining the function

paarweise[x_, y_, n_] := Table[{x[[i]], y[[i]]}, {i, 1, n}]


z = paarweise[x, y, 3]

{{a, A}, {b, B}, {c, C}}

I'm sure there is a more elegant way to get such a list of pairs.
Any help is appreciated.

Wolfgang Hintze

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