• To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
• From: Torsten Coym <torsten.coym at eas.iis.fraunhofer.de>
• Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 01:10:46 -0400 (EDT)
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```Hi group,

given three lists

wLst = {w1, w2, w3}
zLst = {z1, z2, z3}
cLst = {c1, c2, c3}

with each element representing a boolean value I want to calculate a
list of the same function applied to the corresponding elements of wLst,
zLst, cLst respectively. While the expression

{(w1 && z1) || (w1 && c1) || (z1 && c1), (w2 && z2) || (w2 && c2) ||
(z2 && c2), (w3 && z3) || (w3 && c3) || (z3 && c3)}

does exactly what I want, I wonder why the following approach using a
pure function with three input arguments and a single call of Thread[]
does not give the desired result:

Thread[((#1 && #2) || (#1 && #3) || (#2 && #3) & )[wLst, zLst, cLst]]

({w1, w2, w3} && {z1, z2, z3}) || ({w1, w2, w3} && {c1, c2, c3}) ||
({z1, z2, z3} && {c1, c2, c3})

although

((#1 && #2) || (#1 && #3) || (#2 && #3) & )[w1, z1, c1]

(w1 && z1) || (w1 && c1) || (z1 && c1)

implements the desired logical expression and

{f[w1, z1, c1], f[w2, z2, c2], f[w3, z3, c3]}

works the way I expect it.

It seems I am a bit disconnected here ...

Torsten

```

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