I guess this is pretty simplistic, but I've just started using Mathematica and I'll be darned if I can figure this out . . .
i'm trying to evaluate two coupled iterated map functions:
(where a = constant), and then store the output, over, say, 1000 iterations, in a list. This is really easy to do with Excel, and I was originally hoping to import that data into Mathematica, but I can't come up with any way to do that either. Anyway, how should the functions be defined so that I can do this?
When importing stuff (data on separate lines in a text file), I tried to say:
ReadList["alpha.txt", Number, RecordLists -> True]
and also the Import version, but I kept getting a message saying the file couldn't be found. What's wrong? Thanks.