subtle dumb question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg55574] subtle dumb question*From*: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 03:21:08 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear MathGroup, What is the fastest/neatest/most efficient way to do the following?: blah={{beta,{a,b,c}},{zeta,{x,y,z}}} <<magic here>> {{beta,b},{zeta,y}} What if a have a list of blahs and I want a list of those magic results for each blah? Is there a way to use part (or take or extract) on blah or the list of blahs? Thank you for your valuables, (heh) -- Chris Chiasson Kettering University Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student 1 810 265 3161

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: subtle dumb question***From:*Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz@mimuw.edu.pl>