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Re: Please post: Mathematica -another For loop problem


A functional approach:

   # + 2048*(1 - 2Boole[# > 2048]) & /@ y


1.156 wrote:
> [This post has been delayed due to email problems - moderator]
> 
> I've got to manipulate some signed 12bit integer numbers from a file and
> apparently Mathematica only handles 8 and 16 bit signed numbers
> (probably for a very good reason). So I bring them in as 16 bits (and
> they're stored that way with a leading zero nibble) and then I have to
> do the following to make sense of them.  I really don't know why this
> code works but it does.
> 
> For[i = 1, i < Length[y], i++, If[y[[i]] > 2048, y[[i]] =
>      y[[i]] - 2048, y[[i]] = y[[i]] + 2048]];
> 
> So to my question: once again I had to resort to a For loop to pull this
> off and I know this is a no-no.  But I'm so clueless about Mathematica
> that I've never come up with a more sophisticated method after a year or
> so of thinking about it. Can someone help (as they usually can)?
> 
> Thanks, Rob
> 
> 
> 

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