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Topic: Manipulating vectors with Position
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Lengyel Tamas

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Registered: 2/23/11
Manipulating vectors with Position
Posted: Mar 15, 2011 6:24 AM
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Dear Mathworld Users,
I am tackling a rather straightforward problem. Here it is.

1) I have generated an array of values (Array1)
2) I have generated an array of vectors in Array2, whose Length varies,
and in each subvector the numbers contain the Position (index) of those
elements that I need from Array1. So far so good.

3) What I need is to create a code that picks out those elements from
Array 1 and ads them together if Array2's subvectors have more than 1

Here's an example to make it clear:

Array1 = {a,b,c,d,e,f}; (*a;;f are numbers*)
Array2 = {{1}, {2,4,5}, {3,6}};

My outpout should be: {{a}, {a+d+e}, {c+f}}

I think it is simple, but I can't seem to do it.

Any ideas?

Thank you.


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