Re: Mathematica Help Urgent (Very New Beginner)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg93389] Re: Mathematica Help Urgent (Very New Beginner)*From*: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>*Date*: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 04:57:35 -0500 (EST)*References*: <gepavq$se3$1@smc.vnet.net>

Derek wrote: > I am just beginning to learn to use Mathematica, and need to create a table of values. I would like to be able to input x-values and have the table display f(x), f'(x), and possibly f''(x) for a given function. I have already specified the function, and I have found the following input creates tables: > > Table[{x,f[x]},{x,-5,5,.5}] > > My problem is this: I would like to input specifc x-values, rather than use set intervals as defined in {x,-5,5,.5} above. Is there a way to specify a list of specific x values so that Mathematica computes the values of f[x] in table form? > > Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Thanks. > Use the Map function - Table is meant for uniform intervals: Map[f,{3.1,5.7,8.2,2.1}] The fact that this and similar questions get asked here, makes me question the effectiveness of the current all-electronic documentation. I know this has been debated a lot, but I still think leafing through a real book (if it still existed) would prevent new users getting stuck like this. David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk