Re: Select x s.t. y>10

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• Subject: [mg14001] Re: Select x s.t. y>10
• From: Leszek Sczaniecki <lsczan at concentric.net>
• Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 16:59:23 -0400
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```Is there any reson that you can't use directly a build-in function
Select as in the following example?

In[1]:=
lst = Table[{Random[], Random[]}, {10}] Out[1]=
{{0.87642,0.859277},{0.990313,0.434662},{0.631448,0.153609},{0.515145,

0.424282},{0.00339491,0.575325},{0.562473,0.690501},{0.817277,0.713543},{
0.709017,0.351955},{0.937637,0.0728005},{0.553451,0.791334}}

In[1]:=
Select[lst, #[[2]] < .5 &]
Out[1]=

{{0.990313,0.434662},{0.631448,0.153609},{0.515145,0.424282},{0.709017,
0.351955},{0.937637,0.0728005}}

-- Leszek

Jason Gill wrote:

> I came across what seems like it should be a simple little function, but
> could not come up with a clever way to implement it.  Generally, what I
> am trying to do is take a list of lists of length 2 ie a list of x,y
> coordinates, and Select x values based on some criterion for y.  For
> example I want to select the first x value for which the corresponding
> y is greater than 5.
> I can write a function using Position and Take etc. , but there must be
> a clever,and more efficient way to do this.  Any thoughts... Jason
>
> --
> Jason Gill
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>            jasongil at us.ibm.com

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