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take square of the second and third column of a table

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  • Subject: [mg124171] take square of the second and third column of a table
  • From: hanciong awesome <hanciong at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:20:16 -0500 (EST)
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Hello, suppose I have a very long table like this:

1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
.......
2 3 4

how can I take square of the 2nd and 3rd column? I always do it by
making a new table. so let's say the above table is A and it has 100
lines, then I make the new table as the following:

B=Table[{A[[n]][[1]],A[[n]][[2]]^2,A[[n]][[3]]^2},{n,1,100}]

But if the length of the table is unknown, this way is impractical.
Could anyone suggests better way? thank you



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