Re: Challenge: Fastest method to convert positive integers to 1 in a long list

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• Subject: [mg52198] Re: Challenge: Fastest method to convert positive integers to 1 in a long list
• From: "Peltio" <peltio at twilight.zone>
• Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 04:31:10 -0500 (EST)
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• Reply-to: "Peltio" <peltioNOSP at Mdespammed.com.invalid>
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```"Carl K. Woll" wrote

>Inspired by the recent thread on counting runs, I have the following
>challenge. Come up with a method to convert all the positive integers in a
>long sequence of nonnegative integers to 1, so that the sequence consists
>of only 0s and 1s. Let the sequence be given by
>
>seq = Table[Random[Integer, 10], {10^6}];
>
>Then, one technique is
>
>newseq = 1+Quotient[#,#+1,1]&@seq;
>
>Can anyone do better?

Can't test it right now, but how about

newseq = Sign@seq;

?
cheers,
Peltio

```

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