Mathematica 9 is now available
Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums / MathGroup Archive
-----

MathGroup Archive 2010

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Select only certain sublists matching criteria

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg111000] Re: Select only certain sublists matching criteria
  • From: "Scot T. Martin" <smartin at seas.harvard.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 05:18:19 -0400 (EDT)

I think you're after the function SelectBy instead of Select and then 
you're after the use of #[[3]] in place of #.

On Thu, 15 Jul 2010, Chris Poole wrote:

> I have a list like this:
> {{0, -4, 2.283}, {0.5, -4, 2.282}, {1, -4, 2.280}, {1.5, -4,
>  2.276}, {2, -4, 2.271}, {2.5, -4, 2.264}, {3, -4, 2.255}, {3.5, -4,
>  2.242}}
>
> I want to look at each list of 3 numbers, and keep only the lists where the third item in each list fits some criteria.
>
> I can do something like this:
> Select[{2, 15, 1, 16, 17}, Abs[3 - #] < 3 &]
>
> But it only works for flat lists.
>
> For example, I want only the lists where the third item is around 2.25 +- 0.001. Something like that.
>
> I can work out how to get Select to operate on the 3rd item of each sublist, but not how to then keep that entire list.
>
> If anyone has any ideas, they are much appreciated.
>
>


  • Prev by Date: how to display the value of w after using do?
  • Next by Date: Re: Select only certain sublists matching criteria
  • Previous by thread: Select only certain sublists matching criteria
  • Next by thread: Re: Select only certain sublists matching criteria