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Re: Intersection problem

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  • Subject: [mg125985] Re: Intersection problem
  • From: Adriano Pascoletti <adriano.pascoletti at>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:19:05 -0400 (EDT)
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Three solutions

In[1]:= Select[{{a, x}, {b, y}, {c, z}}, MemberQ[{b, c, d}, #1[[1]]] & ]
Out[1]= {{b, y}, {c, z}}
In[2]:= Cases[{{a, x}, {b, y}, {c, z}}, {i_, _} /; MemberQ[{b, c, d}, i]]
Out[2]= {{b, y}, {c, z}}
In[3]:= Cases[{{a, x}, {b, y}, {c, z}}, {Alternatives @@ {b, c, d}, _}]
Out[3]= {{b, y}, {c, z}}

Adriano Pascoletti

2012/4/10 Cisco Lane <travlorf at>

> I need to select out the elements of the first list whose first elements
> are contained in the second list. For example
> first list: {{a,x},{b,y},{c,z}}
> second list: {b,c,d}
> result: {{b,y},{c,z}}
> Is there a quick way to do this? Intersection, maybe somehow?

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