Re: generalized foldlist problem

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• Subject: [mg69093] Re: generalized foldlist problem
• From: "sashap" <pavlyk at gmail.com>
• Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:32:30 -0400 (EDT)
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• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```Hi Arkadiusz,

I think the following does what you wanted:

In[5]:=
GeneralizedFoldList[e1_List,e2_List]/;ArrayQ[e2,1,(IntegerQ[#]&&Positive[#])&]\
&&Length[e1]\[Equal]Length[e2]:=Module[{cntrs,fun},
cntrs=e2;
fun[k_Integer]:=If[Positive[Extract[cntrs,k]],

cntrs=ReplacePart[cntrs,(Extract[cntrs,k]-1),k];Extract[e1,k],0];
Rest[FoldList[Plus,0,Hold[fun]/@Range[Length[e1]]]]//ReleaseHold
]

In[6]:=
GeneralizedFoldList[{a,b,c,d,e},{3,2,5,1,6}]

Out[6]=
{a,a+b,a+b+c,c+d,c+e}

Oleksandr Pavlyk
Wolfram Research

> DearAll,
>
>
> 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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