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Re: Help needed with List!

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  • Subject: [mg16923] Re: Help needed with List!
  • From: dreiss at ! (David Reiss)
  • Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 02:32:33 -0400
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In article <7ec5kg$cu2 at>, alvaroo at wrote:

> Sirs Probably these are FAQs but I am new in this newsgroup and I have not
> been able to solve them. I use Mathematica 3.0:  (i) I need to convert a long
> integer number in List format.  For example if I had the number 123456 I need
> to convert it into {1,2,3,4,5,6}:  Is it possible with an instruction?  And, 
> (ii) I need to delete from a List A the common elements with other List B: 
> for example if A = {1,2,3,4} and B = {1,2} I need to delete by an instruction
> the elements 1, 2 of List B from List A to obtain List C = {3,4}.  I am
> working with integers with 10.000 digits or more so you can appreciate how
> helpful for me it would be to solve these questions.  Thanks in advance.
> alvaroo
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The following should do the trick:

In[1]:= IntegerDigits[123456]

Out[1]= {1,2,3,4,5,6}

In[2]:= A = {1,2,3,4}

Out[2]= {1,2,3,4}

In[3]:=  B = {1,2}

Out[3]= {1,2}

In[4]:= DeleteCases[A, Alternatives@@B]

Out[4]= {3,4}




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