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Simple table in Mathematica

  1. May 1, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I have two lists, say {a, b, c} and {1, 2, 3}. I want to place them in a table such as this

    a 1
    b 2
    c 3

    So a will correspond to 1, b to 2, etc.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I know that TableForm[{{a, 1}, {b, 2}, {c, 3}}] would give the result I need. So I need to find a way to 'connect' the elements my two lists somewhow, if that makes sense. How do I go about this?
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 3, 2010 #2
    Try this out:

    Join[Transpose[{{a, b, c}}], Transpose[{{x, y, z}}], 2]

    you need to write your list as {{a,b,c}} instead of {a,b,c}. the first one is a matrix and the second one is a vector; in mathematica they are not just the same; and you can't apply Transpose[] to a mathematica's vector (you can by writing Transpose[{a,b,c},{1}], but that does not give the desired result). You needed to find a way to 'join' the two :-p

    (please, try to answer a question I made about making tables if you can, look at my profile, thanks)
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010
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