       Re: question in mathematica

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• Subject: [mg80106] Re: question in mathematica
• From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
• Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 07:26:55 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
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```Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
> First, please send such question to the MathGroup,
>
> mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
> not me personally. (I really have desire, tiem or ability to replace
> the enitre MathGroup.)
> So I have decided to post this question to the MathGroup in case
> someone else finds it interesting.
>
> me that make sme suspicious.  What do you say "you need to use
> recursion and pattern matching, Select and Join"? This sounds to me
> like some sort of test problem so I have decided to answer it but
> without using any of these functions (although it may not be the
> simplest way to do this). So here is my answer:
>
>   ls = {9, 2, 10, 3, 14, 9};
>
> Reverse[Last[Last[Reap[NestWhile[With[{a = First[Ordering[#, -1]]},
> Sow[#[[a]]]; Take[#, a - 1]] &,ls,Length[#] > 0 &]]]]]
>
> {9, 10, 14}
>
>
> On 10 Aug 2007, at 10:12, Ivan Egorov wrote:
>
>> I have one more question.
>>
>>
>>
>> Write a function maxima[lis_List] which, given a list of numbers,
>> produces a list of those
>>
>> numbers greater than all those that precede them. For example
>>
>> maxima[{ 9, 2, 10, 3, 14, 9}] returns { 9, 10, 14}. You need to use
>> recursion, pattern matching,
>>
>> Select and Join.

Here is another possible answer, which uses some pattern matching.

In:= Clear[maxima]

maxima[ls_List /; VectorQ[ls, NumberQ]] :=
Last /@ ((Split[##1, #2 >= #1 & ] & )[ls] /.
l : {{__}, ___, {_}} :> Most[l])

ls = {9, 2, 10, 3, 14, 9};
maxima[ls]

Out= {9, 10, 14}

Below, we have tested the maxima function against some possible cases.

In:=
ls = {9, 2, 10, 3, 14, 9, 10};
maxima[ls]
ls = {9, 11, 2, 10, 3, 14, 9, 10};
maxima[ls]
ls = {9, 11, 2, 10, 3, a, 14, 9, 10};
maxima[ls]
ls = {9, 11, 2};
maxima[ls]
ls = {9, 2};
maxima[ls]
ls = {2, 9};
maxima[ls]
ls = {2};
maxima[ls]
ls = {2, 2, 2, 9};
maxima[ls]
ls = {2, 2, 2, 9, 9, 10};
maxima[ls]

Out= {9, 10, 14, 10}

Out= {11, 10, 14, 10}

Out= maxima[{9, 11, 2, 10, 3, a, 14, 9, 10}]

Out= {11}

Out= {9}

Out= {9}

Out= {2}

Out= {9}

Out= {10}

--
Jean-Marc

```

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