Re: How can I make a sequence that includes lists?

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• Subject: [mg125470] Re: How can I make a sequence that includes lists?
• From: "Oleksandr Rasputinov" <oleksandr_rasputinov at ymail.com>
• Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:26:47 -0500 (EST)
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```On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:41:26 -0000, Oleksandr Rasputinov
<oleksandr_rasputinov at ymail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 05:46:31 -0000, JasonE <ebaughjason at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello folks,
>>
>> How can I make a sequence that includes lists?
>> Ex:
>> Sequence[apple, {rock, tree), {ocean, lake}]
>>
>> Here is my specific problem:
>>
>> I use this function to make associative arrays:
>> IndexedVariable[var_,indicesValues__]:=With[{dict=List[indicesValues]},Scan[(var[#[[1]]]=#[[2]])&,dict]]
>>
>> (I got it from:
>> http://www.physic.ut.ee/~kkannike/english/prog/mathematica/index.html#true_dict)
>>
>>
>> Here is an example of how it takes arguments:
>> IndexedVariable[f, {1, "a"}, {2, "b"}, {3, "c"}]
>>
>> In[2]:= f[1]
>> Out[2]= a
>>
>> In[3]:= f[2]
>> Out[3]= b
>> ect...
>>
>> You can imagine, some associations are too long to type out by hand.
>> Ex: {1, x1}, {2, x2}...{1000, x1000}
>>
>> When I make these associations programtically, I get a list back:
>> {{1, x1}, {2, x2},...{1000, x1000}}
>>
>> IndexedVariable[f,{{1, x1}, {2, x2}, {3, x3}...{1000, x1000}}]
>> does not work.
>>
>> It wants a sequence.
>>
>>
>> How can I make a sequence that includes lists?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Jason
>>
>
> Just use
>
> IndexedVariable[f, Sequence @@ lst]
>
> or try
>
> IndexedVariable2[var_, lst_List] := (
>      (var[#1] = #2) &,
>      Transpose[lst]
>     ];
>    );
> IndexedVariable2[var_, keys__] := IndexedVariable[var, {keys}];
>
> which is both faster than IndexedVariable and accepts either lists or
> sequences of keys.

Sorry:

IndexedVariable2[var_, keys__] := IndexedVariable[var, {keys}];

in the above should have been

IndexedVariable2[var_, keys__] := IndexedVariable2[var, {keys}];

(I renamed my version of the function before posting but forgot to update
the definition.)

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