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Topic: Distribute one list element over another
Replies: 4   Last Post: Apr 15, 2013 2:28 AM

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 Bob Hanlon Posts: 906 Registered: 10/29/11
Re: Distribute one list element over another
Posted: Apr 15, 2013 2:27 AM

data = {
{a1, a2, a3, {m1, m2, m3, m4}},
{b1, b2, b3, {n1, n2, n3, n4}},
{c1, c2, c3, {o1, o2, o3, o4}},
{d1, d2, d3, {p1, p2, p3, p4}}};

Outer[List, {First[#]},
Last[#]][[1]] & /@ data

{{{a1, m1}, {a1, m2}, {a1, m3}, {a1, m4}}, {{b1, n1}, {b1, n2}, {b1, n3},
{b1,
n4}}, {{c1, o1}, {c1, o2}, {c1, o3}, {c1, o4}}, {{d1, p1}, {d1, p2},
{d1,
p3}, {d1, p4}}}

Inner[List, data[[All, 1]],
data[[All, -1]], List] //
Transpose

{{{a1, m1}, {a1, m2}, {a1, m3}, {a1, m4}}, {{b1, n1}, {b1, n2}, {b1, n3},
{b1,
n4}}, {{c1, o1}, {c1, o2}, {c1, o3}, {c1, o4}}, {{d1, p1}, {d1, p2},
{d1,
p3}, {d1, p4}}}

Bob Hanlon

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 8:38 PM, Timm Reinisch <
timm.reinisch@sprechkultur.com> wrote:

> Hallo,
>
> It's difficult to explain what I want to achieve and maybe if I could
> describe it better I would have been able to google a solution.
>
> My problem deals with lists of lists of the form {a1, a2, a3, {m1, m2,
> m3, m4}}
>
> e.g.
>
> data =
> {
> {a1, a2, a3, {m1, m2, m3, m4}},
> {b1, b2, b3, {n1, n2, n3, n4}},
> {c1, c2, c3, {o1, o2, o3, o4}},
> {d1, d2, d3, {p1, p2, p3, p4}},
> }
>
> I want is to go over the list and transform each of the sublists {a1,
> a2, a3, {m1, m2, m3, m4}} into a list consisting of pairs {{a1, m1},
> {a1, m2}, {a1, m3}, {a1, m4}}
> so that for the list given above I get
>
> {
> {{a1, m1}, {a1, m2}, {a1, m3}, {a1, m4}},
> {{b1, n1}, {b1, n2}, {b1, n3}, {b1, n4}},
> {{c1, o1}, {c1, o2}, {c1, o3}, {c1, o4}},
> {{d1, p1}, {d1, p2}, {d1, p3}, {d1, p4}},
> }
>
> I think it could be possible to do this using two nested map operations
> /@, but I don't find out how to do so exactly, because I run into
> trouble with the scope of the #
>
> What I'm doing at the moment is that I use a module:
>
> verteilen[liste_] := Module[{},
> {#[[1]], liste[[1]]} & /@ liste[[4]]
> ]
>
> and map it over the list I want to transform:
>
> verteilen[#] & /@ data
>
> I'm searching for a much mor elegant way to achive this transformation,
> any hints?
>
> Thanks and best regards
>
> Timm
>
>
>

Date Subject Author
4/15/13 Bob Hanlon
4/15/13 Murray Eisenberg