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Re: Scalars Instead of Lists with One Element

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  • Subject: [mg83461] Re: Scalars Instead of Lists with One Element
  • From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 02:46:37 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fhu75c$72j$1@smc.vnet.net>

Gregory Lypny wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> 
> Say I have the list x={2, 7}.  Is there a command I can use to get 2  
> rather than {2} when I ask for x[[1]], and 7 rather than {7} when I  
> ask for x[[2]]?  Doing so would solve my problem with my tables being  
> too deep to be able to cut and paste directly into the table objects  
> of other applications like word processors and spread sheets.
> 

I am not sure what you mean, since

In[1]:= x={2,7}
Out[1]= {2,7}

In[2]:= x[[1]]
Out[2]= 2

-- 
Szabolcs


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