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Split

  • Split[ list ] splits list into sublists consisting of runs of identical elements.
  • Split[ list , test ] treats pairs of adjacent elements as identical whenever applying the function test to them yields True.
  • Example: Split[ a, a, b, b, a, a, b ].
  • The default function used to test whether elements are identical is SameQ.
  • Split can be used to perform run-length encoding.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.8.10.
  • See also: Partition, Union, Flatten, ReplaceList.