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Topic: How do I use Select[list,condition]?
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Hein Hundal

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Re: How do I use Select[list,condition]?
Posted: Aug 2, 1996 2:04 AM
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Jason Welter wrote:
> I have a list that looks like:
> data = {{1,1,a,4,5,6},{2,1,a,2,3,4},{3,1,a,7,8,9},
> {1,2,b,4,5,6},{2,2,b,2,3,4},{3,2,b,7,8,9},
> {1,3,c,4,5,6},{2,3,c,2,3,4},{3,3,c,7,8,9}}
> and I want to pick out the lists that have a 2 as the second element
> of the list. I tried something like:
> data1 = Select[data,data[[#,2]]==2];
> but this doesn't work. How do I do it?

Jason, you have two problems.
1) You forgot the & at the end of your pure function.
2) You included 'data' in your pure function definition.

Place the # where the input to your pure function should be and then it

Select[data, #[[2]]==2 &]
{{1, 2, b, 4, 5, 6}, {2, 2, b, 2, 3, 4}, {3, 2, b, 7, 8, 9}}

Hope that works for you. Hein Hundal.

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