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Creating a recursive function which returns a sequence

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  • Subject: [mg128483] Creating a recursive function which returns a sequence
  • From: Wei-Hsun Lin <wei.xun.lin at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 03:32:07 -0400 (EDT)
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Hello all,

I would like to create a recursive function of which the returning
value is a sequence. For example,

f[n_]:=Module[{},
If[n<0,Return[Sequence[]]];
Sequence[g[n],f[n-1]]
]

The above code doesn't work because the Sequence function was
evaluated before it's returned.
Could anyone please advise me as to what's is the usual way to achieve
this? Thank you very much!

The result I want is

f[2]
=Sequence[g[2],f[1]]
=Sequence[g[2],Sequence[g[1],f[0]]]
=Sequence[g[2],g[1],f[0]]
=Sequence[g[2],g[1],Sequence[g[0],f[-1]]]
=Sequence[g[2],g[1],g[0],f[-1]]
=Sequence[g[2],g[1],g[0],Sequence[]]
=Sequence[g[2],g[1],g[0]]

Best regards,
Wei-Hsun



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