       Re: mathematica question

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• Subject: [mg9232] Re: [mg9199] mathematica question
• From: Allan Hayes <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
• Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 01:00:47 -0400
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```Tue, 21 Oct 1997 02:03:12 -0400
[mg9199] mathematica question

> I have a set of functions that take no inputs, they are called
> q1[],q2[], q3[] and so on.
> How can I get Mathematica to run the correct function given a
list > of numbers as input.  IE, if I supply the list {1,4,7,8} I
would
> want Mathematica to run the functions q1[], q4[], q7[] and q8[],
> assuming they were defined.

Tom:

f[i_]:= ToExpression["q"<>ToString[i]<>"[]"]

f
q4[]

ff[x_List]:=f/@x

ff[{1,2,3}]

{q1[],q2[],q3[]}
or

ff2[x_List]:= Scan[f,x]

Trace[ff2[{1,2,3}],_[]]

{{q1[]},{q2[]},{q3[]}}

There are othe possibiities.

Allan Hayes
hay at haystack.demon.co.uk
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Leicester,  UK

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