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Re: Mapping to Create Nested Loops

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  • From: Heike Gramberg <heike.gramberg at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 06:54:38 -0400 (EDT)

Do you want to gather the entries of all the arrays in 3 large lists, or do you want to generate red, blue
and green lists for each array separately? In the first case you could try

Cases[{myArray1, myArray2, myArray3}, {__, __, #, __, __, __}, Infinity] & /@ {red, blue, green}

which searches all levels of {myArray1,...,myArray3} for the given pattern.  In the second case you could
do something like

Function[{lst}, Cases[{lst}, {__, __, #, __, __, __}] & /@ {red, blue, green}] /@ {myArray1, myArray2, myArray3}

Then %[[1]] would give you the red, blue, green lists for myArray1, etc.


On 1 Jun 2011, at 09:32, Gregory Lypny wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm trying to learn how to use pure functions and mapping to create what amounts to nested loops.
> Suppose I have a 50 x 6 array called myArray.  The third element of each row is the word red, blue, or green.  If I wanted to break down the array into three according to the value of the third element, I could do this:
> Cases[myArray, {__, __, #, __, __, __}] & /@ {red, blue, green}
> But what if I needed to do this for more than one array?  Suppose I had three 50 x 6 arrays as
> myListOfArrays = {myArray1, myArray2, myArray3} or perhaps the arrays might be imported from files.
> Regards,
> Gregory

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