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distance function

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg68686] distance function
  • From: dimmechan at yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 03:36:16 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In the book of Gaylord et al. (1996) there is one exercise which asks
(see page 113)

"Given a list of points in the plane, write a function that finds the
set of all distances
between the points."

Although there is one solution, that solution makes use of the Table
and Length commands.

Is it a way to define the same function using Higher-Order functions
like Outer, MapThread etc?

Thanks in advance for any help.


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