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Re: create character listing

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  • Subject: [mg112573] Re: create character listing
  • From: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 05:44:30 -0400 (EDT)


create a list of all tuples of length 3 from the set of characters
{"a",...,"z"} and then split this list at "bzz"

tuples = Tuples[CharacterRange["a", "z"], 3];
words = Map[StringJoin, tuples];
posOfbzz = First@Flatten[Position[words, "bzz"]];
TableForm[Take[words, posOfbzz]]

or as one-liner

Take[#, First@Flatten[Position[#, "bzz"]]] &@(StringJoin @@@ 
   Tuples[CharacterRange["a", "z"], 3])


On Sun, 2010-09-19 at 05:38 -0400, shippee wrote:
> What would be the best way to create a character/string listing of all
> values in columnar format from "aaa" through "bzz"?  I'd like to end
> up with something like:
> aaa
> aab
> aac
> ...
> ...
> bzz
> Thanks in advance, I've been away from Mathematica for a couple of
> years and forgotten almost everything I'd ever learned, so I'm
> starting over.  All I could find in searching this list was variations
> on the distribution of "abc", if I missed a more on point posting
> please point me in the right direction.

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