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Re: Map function which adds last two numbers of a list

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg73571] Re: [mg73530] Map function which adds last two numbers of a list
  • From: Sseziwa Mukasa <mukasa at jeol.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 04:30:22 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200702210646.BAA18238@smc.vnet.net>

On Feb 21, 2007, at 1:46 AM, Christopher Pike wrote:

>
> Hi,
>   Consider this:
>
> z = {{1,4,5,6},{7,8,9,1},{1,2,4,3}}
>
> I'd like to Map a function onto z which would replace the last two  
> items
> with their sum:
>
> {{1,4,11},{7,8,10},{1,2,7}}
>
> I could easily use the Table command to construct this new table,  
> but it
> would be nicer if I new how to Map some function on z that would  
> produce
> the same result.
>
> Any suggestions.

Append[Take[#,Length[#]-2],#[[-2]]+#[[-1]]]&/@z

This only works if the sublists are at least two elements long.

Regards,

Ssezi


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