       Re: Creating a Piecewise function with imported list of

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• From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at gmail.com>
• Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 03:16:38 -0500 (EST)
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```data = {{0, 1}, {300, 2}, {600, 3}};

data[[All, 2]],
(#[] <= x < #[]) & /@
Partition[
Append[data[[All, 1]], Infinity],
2, 1] /.
lb_ <= x < Infinity :> x >= lb}]];

f /@ {-1, 0, 100, 300, 400, 600, 700}

{0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3}

Bob Hanlon

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:13 AM, Nick Broderick <crazychessman at msn.com> wrot e:
> Apologies if this seems like a simple question, but I'm not familiar enough with Mathematica syntax to know how to do this. Essentially I have an arbitrary list (length n) of pairs -- taken from an input file -- from which
I need to define a Piecewise function. The pairs (x_i,y_i) define the left-
sided endpoints for each portion of the function, and the last point define
s the value y_n of the function for x > x_n. For example:
>
> {{0,1},{300,2},{600,3}}
>
> defines a Piecewise function:
>
> f(x)= {{1, 0 <= x <300},{2, 300 <= x <600}, {3, x > 600}, {0, True}
}
>
> But I'm not sure how to go about creating a arbitrary list of conditions from my list of pairs. Any help would be appreciated.
>

```

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