Re: generalized foldlist problem - part 2

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• Subject: [mg69185] Re: [mg69138] generalized foldlist problem - part 2
• From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
• Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 06:41:21 -0400 (EDT)
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```On 31 Aug 2006, at 22:22, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:

> On 31 Aug 2006, at 20:49, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
>>
>> but I think that was mainly because I do not think your function
>> is in any way a "generalisation of Fold", or even of Fold
>> [Plus,element,list]. As far as I can see it does not really
>> perform any kind of "folding".
>
> On second thoughts, I withdraw most of that PS. Taking list2=
> {1,1,1,...} in your original function, we certainly get a
> generalisation of FoldList[Plus,First[list1],Rest[list1]], so the
> subject name "generalised foldlist problem" is not entirely
> unjustified. However, it seems to me that describing the function
> in this way  confuses rather then clarifies what the function does
> (hence, I think, Jens remarks in reply to your original post and my
> comment above). It seems to me that the best description of your
> problem is terms of the matrix that you used in part 2. Could you,
> perhaps, explain how this problem arose and what you are "really
> trying to do"?
>
> Andrzej Kozlowski
>

Sorry, wrong again. We need to take list2 = Table[Length[list1],
{Length[list1]}] to get a generalisation of FoldList[Plus,First
[list1],Rest[list1]].

Andrzej Kozlowski

```

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