Re: List re-arrangement question

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• Subject: [mg87773] Re: List re-arrangement question
• From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
• Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:31:23 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
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```Yaroslav Bulatov wrote:

> I'm trying to do something like the following:
> Transpose[{{{a1, a2, a3}, {a1}, {a1, a2, a3}}, {{b1, b2, b3}, {b1},
> {b1, b2, b3}}}, {3, 1, 2}]
>
> expecting to get:
> {{{a1, b1}, {a2, b2}, {a3, b3}}, {{a1, b1}}, {{a1, b1}, {a2, b2}, {a3,
> b3}}}
>
> However, it looks like Transpose doesn't work with "ragged"
> arrays...so what is the recommended Mathematica style to do the above
> transformation?

Here are some possible ways:

rag={{{a1,a2,a3},{a1},{a1,a2,a3}},{{b1,b2,b3},{b1},{b1,b2,b3}}};

{{{a1,b1},{a2,b2},{a3,b3}},{{a1,b1}},{{a1,b1},{a2,b2},{a3,b3}}}
{{{a1,b1},{a2,b2},{a3,b3}},{{a1,b1}},{{a1,b1},{a2,b2},{a3,b3}}}
{{{a1,b1},{a2,b2},{a3,b3}},{{a1,b1}},{{a1,b1},{a2,b2},{a3,b3}}}

Regards,
-- Jean-Marc

```

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