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generalized foldlist problem

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg69057] generalized foldlist problem
  • From: "Arkadiusz Majka" <Arkadiusz.Majka at telekomunikacja.pl>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 03:25:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

DearAll,

Please, help!

I have two list

list1={a,b,c,d,e}
list2={3,2,5,1,6}

and I want to apply a modified version of FoldList to list1 in the
following way: list2 indicates that element a appears only 3 times (if
space enough) beginning from the beginning of the list , element b
appears 2 times, c - 5 times , etc.

So the output should be

GeneralizedFoldList[list1,list2]={a,a+b,a+b+c,c+d,c+e}

Thanks for any hints,

arek


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