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Re: functional programming excercise from Mastering Mathematica


fl[f_, x_, a_List] := ComposeList[Map[(Function[y, f[y, #]]) &, a], x]

Luis.

Torsten Coym wrote:
> I'm quite new to Mathematica and its functional programming capabilities 
> so I did some reading in John Gray's "Mastering Mathematica". There is 
> an excercise in chapter 6 as follows
> 
> Write your own function composeList that works just like the built-in 
> operation with the same name, using FoldList. Conversely, write your own 
> function foldList that works just like the built-in operation with the 
> same name, using ComposeList.
> 
> Unfortunately, there is no solution given at the end of the book (or I 
> didn't find it). I could figure out a way to do the first task:
> 
> composeList[funlist_List, var_] := FoldList[(#2[#1]) &, var, funlist]
> 
> but I can't manage the second task...
> 
> I know it's rather academic, but ... any help is welcome!
> 
> Torsten
> 


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