Re: functional routine for {a, b, c, ...} -> {a - b, b - c, c - ...}

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• Subject: [mg24920] Re: [mg24892] functional routine for {a, b, c, ...} -> {a - b, b - c, c - ...}
• From: Rob Pratt <rpratt at email.unc.edu>
• Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2000 01:35:11 -0400 (EDT)
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```Not functional programming, but it's short, natural, and fast:

Drop[lst - RotateLeft[lst], -1]

Rob Pratt
Department of Operations Research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

rpratt at email.unc.edu

http://www.unc.edu/~rpratt/

On Sat, 19 Aug 2000 Maarten.vanderBurgt at icos.be wrote:

> Hallo,
>
>  element.
> I found two ways for doing this:
>
> lst = {a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h};
>
> Table[lst[[i]] - lst[[i + 1]], {i, 1, Length[lst] - 1}]
> {a - b, b - c, c - d, d - e, e - f, f - g, g - h}
>
> ListCorrelate[{1, -1}, lst]
> {a - b, b - c, c - d, d - e, e - f, f - g, g - h}
>
> The first method is rather clumsy and the 2nd one is quite short, but not
> really obvious.
> Initally I was looking for a functional programming style routine.
> Something like: (#[[i]]-#[[i-1]])&/@lst.
> Who can tell me how to do this in a functional programming style?
>
> Thanks
>
> Maarten van der Burgt
> Leuven, Belgium
>
>
>
>

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