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Re: Identical elements

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  • Subject: [mg88564] Re: Identical elements
  • From: "Dana DeLouis" <dana.del at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 04:16:04 -0400 (EDT)

Please disregard my suggestion of KroneckerDelta.
I didn't realize it is not efficient for large data. (By a large factor)

d = Table[5, {100000}];

Timing[KroneckerDelta @@ d]

{93.32, 1}

Timing[Boole[SameQ @@ d]]

{0., 1}

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Dana DeLouis
Mathematica 6.01 (Windows Vista)



"KFUPM" <hussain.alqahtani at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:fvhe2h$3th$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Dear All
> 
> I have a list  and i need to test whether all the elements in the list
> are identical or no. What is the efficient way to do that? The output
> should be true if all elements are the same and False otherwise. One
> line command is preferred if possible.
> 
> Your help is highly appreciated.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> HMQ
>



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