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  • Subject: [mg99709] Re: [mg99649] simple question
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 06:28:35 -0400 (EDT)
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I think you need something like

NestWhile[g, startinglist, Most@#1 =!= Most@#2 &, 2]


FixedPoint[g, startinglist, SameTest -> (Most@#1 == Most@#2 &)]


On Sun, 10 May 2009 04:16:16 -0500, Francisco Gutierrez  
<fgutiers2002 at> wrote:

> Dear Sirs:
> I have a function whose output is of the form {{a,b,c},{d,e,f},k}
> That is, a list of length 3, of which the first two parts are lists and  
> the last part is a number
> Now, I want to iterate it, with the following termination criterion:  
> stop if the first two parts of the output are identical in two  
> successive runs.
> The intuitive (or naively intuitive if you want) way of attacking the  
> problem, I think, is the following:
> NestWhile[f,startinglist,UnsameQ[{#[[1]],#[[2]]}&,2]
> But it does not work.
> What is the solution?
> Fg

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