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Re: Loop programming; how do i do this ???

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  • Subject: [mg96121] Re: Loop programming; how do i do this ???
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 04:41:58 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gmbr29$igp$>


in mathematica you rearly need loops. Instead you do things with 

operators. Note that names can not start with an integer. Therefore I 

call your 1DArrayVar = one and your 2DArrayCon= two.

First we need to assemble the rows of two that one indicates. This is 

easily done:


Now we need to assemble all possible tuples having the the first element 

from the first row, second element from second row:

res2= Tuples[res1]

Now we have all the requested arguments and map the function TEST onto them:

Apply[TEST,res2,2] or shorter:

TEST @@@ res2

Everything together on on line:

TEST @@@ Tuples[ two[[one]] ]

hope this helps, Daniel

plzhlp wrote:

> I need to implement a function into my notebook but am having great difficulties even getting started (i'm new to mathematica and programming in general)


> The function accepts a 1d array (of variable length) of integers


> which will refer to a 2d array of constants, of which all need to be tested against eachother.


> for example:


> 1DArrayVar = {2, 4, 5}


> 2DArrayCon = {

>              {a1,b1,c1},

>              {a2,b2,c2},

>              {a3,b3,c3},

>              {a4,b4,c4},

>              {a5,b5,c5}

>              }


> Function[1DArrayVar]


> in this scenario will test:


> Do[

>   Do[

>     Do[


> TEST[2DArrayCon[[2,x]],2DArrayCon[[4,y]],2DArrayCon[[5,z]]]


>     , {x, Length[DArrayCon[[2]]]

>   , {y, Length[DArrayCon[[4]]]

> , {z, Length[DArrayCon[[5]]]



> So basically the problem is that i need a variable amount of nested loops, as the length of 1DArrayVar will always be unknown.


>>From some research on the internet i've learned a recursive algorithm might be the solution, but i am completely lost on how to start --


> any tips would be really appreciated !


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