Re: Question about Mathematica

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• Subject: [mg106548] Re: Question about Mathematica
• From: "Norbert P." <bertapozar at gmail.com>
• Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 06:10:05 -0500 (EST)
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```Hi Dominic,

use Ordering with Part or Extract:

In[1]:= t={{{1,2},{3,-1},{2,-4}},{{1,2},{4,-5},{6,-8}},{{2,-1},{-2,-3},
{-4,6}}};

In[2]:= #[[First@Ordering[#,{2}]]]&/@t
Out[2]= {{2,-4},{4,-5},{-2,-3}}

In[3]:= Extract[#,Ordering[#,{2}]]&/@t
Out[3]= {{2,-4},{4,-5},{-2,-3}}

Even Sort will do:

In[4]:= Sort[#][[2]]&/@t
Out[4]= {{2,-4},{4,-5},{-2,-3}}

Best,
Norbert

On Jan 15, 4:00 am, "Dominic" <miliot... at rtconline.com> wrote:
> Hi.  Can someone help me with the following question:
>
> I have a table of a table of number pairs:
>
> {{{1,2),(3,-1),{2,-4)},{{1,2},{4,-5},{6,-8}},{{2,-1},{-2,-3},{-4,6}}}
>
> How may I find the minimum second element in each sub-table?  For
> example, the first sub-table is:
>
> {{1,2},{3,-1},{2,-4}}
>
> I would like to then extract the {2,-4} element from this item.  Then
> the {6,-8} from the second sub-table, then the {-2,-3} element from the
> last.
>
> Thank you,
> Dominic

```

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