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## #26 2016-06-07 15:43:12

bobbym
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### Re: Quickies #3 Assorted Math

Amazingly, I do not use specs.

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #27 2016-06-07 16:03:42

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### Re: Quickies #3 Assorted Math

Ah...I see your problem! You need them!!

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## #28 2016-06-07 16:09:57

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### Re: Quickies #3 Assorted Math

'Flatten' is something I often overlook until I've exhausted all other ways of successfully performing an operation on nested elements.

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## #29 2016-06-07 16:49:08

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### Re: Quickies #3 Assorted Math

I agree,you should try to generate the list with the proper structure first.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #30 2016-06-07 20:16:59

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### Re: Quickies #3 Assorted Math

Hi Bobby;

Did you deliberately misconstrue the intended meaning of my unintentionally ambiguous statement? If so, I think we're on the same team!

I meant overlook as in fail to consider.

I don't know enough M to go the way of proper structure most of the time, so when it occurs to me to use Flatten, I do.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #31 2016-06-08 01:35:14

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### Re: Quickies #3 Assorted Math

That is odd, Flatten is in almost everything I do.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #32 2016-06-08 01:39:08

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### Re: Quickies #3 Assorted Math

I could've saved a lot of time if I'd thought of doing the same!

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #33 2016-06-08 01:45:22

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### Re: Quickies #3 Assorted Math

That is always a tradeoff, a simple solution that you can code up quickly but may not be elegant or a smarter one that is, but takes more time to think of.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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