## substitute numbers in list

Apr 08 2013 | 9:04 am
I have a message object which fills itself with a list. This list can contain the number 1-48. However, the numbers the list shows, and the length of the list vary, depending on sensor input. My goal is to cluster the data in this list.
I want all numbers in a range of 4 to be substituted with its mean number. So 1 2 3 4 = 2.5 = 3 (no floats allowed) or 2 4 7 10 12 = 7 or 44 45 = 44.5 = 45
However, a list can contain more numbers that the ones merged together. For instance: 1 2 3 4 44 45 = 3 45 2 4 7 10 12 21 28 44 45 = 7 21 28 45
How can I program this?

• Apr 08 2013 | 9:25 am
Hello,
I'm not sure some of the arithmetic in your examples is correct- either that or I don't understand what you want.
I think this is what you're after. I strongly suggest you look at zl.maxhelp for a clear understanding of what it does.
Richard
• Apr 08 2013 | 9:43 am
Sorry I wasn't totally clear. It is a bit more complicated. With number in a range of 4 I mean x+4 or x-4. Not the length of the amount of numbers.
So in this series of numbers: 2 4 7 10 12 21 28 44 45 2 4 7 10 12 vary with 4 or less. (12-10= 2, 10-7=3, 7-4=3 etc.) so I want the mean of these numbers to show. 21-12 = 9 which is higher than 4, and therefore makes the start of the next range. 28-21 = 7 so is also the start of a next range. 44-28 is also higher than 4 45-44 = 1 so the mean should be shown.
So: 2 4 7 10 12 21 28 44 45 Results in: 7 21 28 45
• Apr 08 2013 | 9:54 am
Try this - notice how the [t] and [-] objects are connected, that is the trick, all the rest is plain fare!
hth aa
• Apr 08 2013 | 9:59 am
Thanks!! I had been working on it for ages, you made my day!