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Re: Plot Lists of values from excel to mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg95344] Re: [mg95310] Plot Lists of values from excel to mathematica
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 06:08:22 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I presume your data comes from Excel in the form of a list of lists, 
with each constituent list being a row of your table, i.e.:

   xy = {{1,5,2,4},{2,6,1,2},{3,2,2,1},{4,1,7,2}};

Define an auxiliary function to associate the first entry in each row 
with each of the remaining entries in its row:

   f[lis_] := Flatten[Outer[List, {First[lis]}, Rest[lis]], 1]

Now Apply that function to each row (but do it all at once) and do a 
ListPlot of the result:


I don't know whether this is the "simplest" way, but it's a reasonably 
straightforward way.

dinodeblasio at wrote:
> Hello everybody I'd like to plot in mathematica one four columns data
> that i have in excel, how i can do that in mathematica? For example I
> have:
> 1 5 2 4
> 2 6 1 2
> 3 2 2 1
> 4 1 7 2
> I'd like to have a plot wher on the x axis I have 1,2,3,4 and for the
> x=1 the point are at: 5,2,4; at x=2 the points are at 6,1,2 and so on.
> What is the simplest way to do that in mathematica?
> Thanks very much.
> Dino

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