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Re: Data Format

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  • Subject: [mg127523] Re: Data Format
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 04:48:01 -0400 (EDT)
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On 8/1/12 at 4:58 AM, nkormanik at gmail.com (Nicholas Kormanik) wrote:

>Please consider the following code, which is data imported directly
>into Mathematica via a .mtp file (Minitab Portable Worksheet), and
>then using list assignment:

>list = {"C1" -> {5.`, 4.`, 7.`, 3.`, 6.`, 6.`, 7.`, 1.`, 5.`, 6.`},
>"C2"
>-> {2.`, 5.`, 6.`, 7.`, 7.`, 1.`, 5.`, 4.`, 7.`, 2.`}}

>The following two commands work:

>Mean["C1" /. list]

>Mean["C2" /. list]

>However I would prefer to be able to issue the following commands
>instead:

>Mean[C1]

>Mean[C2]

>How can the code at top be converted so that these simpler commands
>will work?

simply assign the results of the replacement rule to a variable, i.e.,

In[5]:= c1 = "C1" /. list;
Mean[c1]

Out[6]= 5.

Here, I have intentionally used lower case for the first letter
of the variable name which ensures my name cannot conflict with
any built-in symbols.




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