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Re: A list based table join?

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  • Subject: [mg112966] Re: A list based table join?
  • From: Peter Breitfeld <phbrf at t-online.de>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 04:49:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <i8jteq$aco$1@smc.vnet.net>

Leo Ditolaghi wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> (noob Mathematica question:)
>
> If I have two lists, how do I determine the indices at which the 1st list
> elements are matched by the elements of the second, and then use these
> matching indices to extract corresponding columns in the 1st list (sort of a
> simulated database join)? I.e.,
>
> x = {{"hello", 27},
> {"bye", 30},
> {"hello", 54},
> {"seeya", 100},
> {"hi", 9}}
>
> y = {"hello", "hi"}
>
> where x is the source table, and y is the select criteria (so to speak.)
>
> I wish to produce z, where y defines which elements of x to extract:
>
> z = {27,54,9}
>
> I know this should be easy and elegant, but I am going in circles
> with list functions.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Leo
>
>

One possibility might be

Last /@ Select[x, MemberQ[y, First[#]]&]

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