RE: question: {a,b,c}->{{a,b},{b,c}}??

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• Subject: [mg2495] RE: [mg2459] question: {a,b,c}->{{a,b},{b,c}}??
• From: "John R. Fultz" <jfultz>
• Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 01:58:10 -0500

```Here's something that will do the trick...it's generalized and fast:

In[1]:= data={a,b,c,d,e};

In[2]:= modifieddata=Transpose[{Drop[data,-1],Drop[data,1]}]

Out[2]= {{a, b}, {b, c}, {c, d}, {d, e}}

John Fultz
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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>From: 	Bart van der Zwet[SMTP:B.W.v.d.Zwet at stud.tue.nl]
>To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>Subject: 	[mg2459] question: {a,b,c}->{{a,b},{b,c}}??

Hello,

I'm working on a problem in which I have to substitute a list,
for instance {a,b,c,d} by the other list {{a,b},{b,c},{c,d}}.
I've managed to solve it for a given length of the first list, by
using the substitution-rule :
{a_,b_,c_} -> {{a,b},{b,c}}      (this for a list of three elements)
I would like to find out how this can be done for a list of arbitrary
length.

Yours,

Bart van der Zwet
Student Mathematics
Eindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands
e-mail : B.W.v.d.Zwet at stud.tue.nl

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