Re: Re: Copy and Pasting Tables into Spreadsheet

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg83487] Re: [mg83416] Re: Copy and Pasting Tables into Spreadsheet*From*: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>*Date*: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 03:00:23 -0500 (EST)*References*: <fhp2jd$1q6$1@smc.vnet.net> <21023874.1195600227033.JavaMail.root@m35>*Reply-to*: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

You're apparently using a different language than the rest of us: prob = {.4, .6}; prob[[1]] prob[[2]] 0.4 0.6 No List output there! However, if prob[[1]] IS a list for whatever reason, then fix it with a rule: prob[[1]] /. {{x_} :> x} Bobby On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 02:45:15 -0600, <gregory.lypny at videotron.ca> wrote: > Thank you for the tip, Bill. > > Probably my inexperience, but it still seems like a lot of bother. If > something displays as two dimensional (R rows, C columns) when using > TableForm, it seems to me that you should be able to cut and paste it > as such for other applications, despite keeping its greater depth > within Mathematica. > > I found the source of the problem in my case. I use two > probabilities, prob = {.4, .6}, in my calculations to make the > tables. The problem arises because prob[[1]] returns {.4} rather than > the simple scalar, .4, and prob[[2]] returns {.6} rather than .6, in > other words, lists with one element each. Now I know that this is > what Mathematica is supposed to do: return a list when given a list to > process. If I redo my tables using scalars, prob1=.4 and prob2 = .6, > there is no more problem with depth. Is there a way to tell > Mathematica to return a scalar in all situations when the result would > otherwise be a list with only one element? > > Regards, > > > > -- DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com