Re: How to reverse sign on the y's in a list of (x, y)'s?

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• Subject: [mg61240] Re: [mg61231] How to reverse sign on the y's in a list of (x, y)'s?
• From: curtis <gardyloo at mail.wsu.edu>
• Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 05:53:26 -0400 (EDT)
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```Hey,

(**** Method 1: pattern matching ****)

data = {{0, 1}, {0.1, 1.1}, {0.2, 1.2}, {0.3, 1.3}, {0.4, 1.4}, {0.5, 1.5}, {0.6,

1.6}, {0.7, 1.7}, {0.8, 1.8}, {0.9, 1.9}, {1., 2.}}

data /. {a_, b_} -> {a, -b}

(**** Method 2: ripping apart, negating, putting back together ****)

Needs["Statistics`DataManipulation`"]

Transpose[{Column[data, 1], -Column[data, 2]}]

Of course, there are a lot of ways to do the same thing. I'm not sure
what's fastest, but either of these methods works fine for me on
moderately large arrays.

Cheers,
C. O.

sherifffruitfly at gmail.com wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>This is really dumb, but I just don't know how to do it...
>
>Import from excel gives me a list of ordered pairs, and I want the 2nd
>element of each pair to be of opposite sign. Sticking the negative sign
>in front of the entire Import statement reverses both the 1st and the
>2nd elements (duh). How do I get just the second item to reverse sign?
>
>thanks!
>
>
>
>

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