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Re: match 1, replace 2


On 4/19/05 at 4:54 AM, trevorbaca at gmail.com (Trevor Baca) wrote:

>what rule takes

>ls = {{1, 2, 3}, {4, 5}, {6, 7, 8, 9}}

>to

>{{101, -1, 102, -1, 3}, {104, -1, 5}, {106, -1, 107, -1, 108, -1,
>9}}

>ie, matches all integers but the last in each list and then
>replaces each matched integer n with the 2-element sequence
>Sequence[100 + n, -1]?

One way to get this result would be

Flatten@{Transpose@
          {100 + Most@#1, Table[-1, {Length@#1 - 1}]}, 
         Last@#1}&/@ ls

{{101, -1, 102, -1, 3}, {104, -1, 5}, {106, -1, 
  107, -1, 108, -1, 9}}
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