       Re: take square of the second and third column of a table

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• Subject: [mg124186] Re: take square of the second and third column of a table
• From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
• Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 04:18:18 -0500 (EST)
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```You can't really operate upon a "table" in Mathematica, as there is no
such object. You want instead to operate upon elements at prescribed
positions in sublists of a list. (You may _display_ such a list of lists
in Table form.)

Here's one quick way, by example:

tbl = Partition[RandomInteger[{1, 10}, 12], 3];
tbl /. {x_, y_, z_}:> {x, y^2, z^2}

On 1/11/12 5:20 PM, hanciong awesome wrote:
> 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]][],A[[n]][]^2,A[[n]][]^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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