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How to | Get Elements of Lists
Lists are very important structures in Mathematica. Lists allow you treat any kind of collection of objects as a single entity. Sometimes you need to pick out or extract individual elements or groups of elements from a list.
Set up a list of the first 10 squares (stored as ):
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Use Part to pick the third element of the list:
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Or use (the short form notation for Part):
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Combine (the short form for Span) with Part to pick out the elements from 1 to 5:
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Pick out elements 5 through 8 of the list:
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Pick the last 7 elements (negative indices count from the end):
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A matrix in Mathematica is a list of lists of the same length. You can pick out elements from a matrix just like you would from a list.
Set up a 5×5 matrix of integers:
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Use MatrixForm to see it laid out as a matrix:
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The first part of the matrix is the first row:
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