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Re: newbie list question

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  • Subject: [mg115019] Re: newbie list question
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:52:03 -0500 (EST)

listA = {4, 5, 8, 2, 6, 4};
listB = {8, 4, 2};

Flatten[Position[listA, #, 1, 1] & /@ listB]

{3, 1, 4}

Bobby

On Sun, 26 Dec 2010 03:02:23 -0600, Gareth Edwards  
<gareth.edwards at cubicmotion.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Liking Mathematica a lot, but struggling with the early part of the  
> learning curve, i.e. don't know what I don't know...
>
> What would be the neatest syntax for finding the first location of  
> elements from one list in another? For example:
>
> listA = { 4,5,8,2,6,4 }
> listB = { 8,4,2 }
>
>
> I would like a function to return {3,1,4} in this case (the first  
> location in A of each element in B)
>
> Many thanks!
>


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