Re: newbie list question

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• Subject: [mg114991] Re: newbie list question
• From: Matthias Bode <lvsaba at hotmail.com>
• Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:46:53 -0500 (EST)

```Hola Gareth:

Step by step

In[1]:== listA == {4, 5, 8, 2, 6, 4};
listB == {8, 4, 2};
listA2 == DeleteDuplicates[listA]
listC == Sort[Intersection[listA2, listB], Greater]
Flatten[Table[Position[listA2, listC[[n]]], {n, 1, Length[listC]}]]

Out[3]== {4, 5, 8, 2, 6}

Out[4]== {8, 4, 2}

Out[5]== {3, 1, 4}

Best regards,

MATTHIAS BODE
S 17.35775=B0, W 066.14577=B0

> Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 04:02:23 -0500
> From: gareth.edwards at cubicmotion.com
> Subject: [mg114986] newbie list question
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
> 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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