       Re: how to test where a list contains constant(s) or not

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• Subject: [mg92004] Re: how to test where a list contains constant(s) or not
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:26:03 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Aya,

a complex number is numeric, therefore you only need to test for

NumericQ. E.g.:

MemberQ[yourList, _?NumericQ]

However, there seems to be a problem with what you consider a constant.

As Mathematica evaluates the arguments of functions, the following gives

True:

a=1; MemberQ[{a}, _?NumericQ]

Is this what you want???

hope this helps, Daniel

Aya wrote:

> case1: { a, b, c, Pi }   gives true because of Pi

> case2: { a, b, c, 0.0001} gives true because of 0.0001

> case3: { a, b, c,  2 + Pi I } gives ture becase of 2 + Pi I

> case4: { a, b, c} gives false

>

> is this function right ?

>

> ComplexQ[z_] := NumericQ[ z ] || ( NumericQ[ z ] && SameQ[ Head[ z ],

> Complex] )

> IsConstantsIn[ lstList_ ] :=

> 		Module[ { intLength },

> 			intLength = Length@Select[ lstList, ComplexQ[ # ]& ];

> 			If[ intLength > 0, Return[ True ], Return[ False ] ];

> 			Return[ False ];

> 			]

>

--

Daniel Huber

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