06-15-2021, 05:51 PM

It appears that exponentiation and logarithm functions no longer handle lists in the current BETA versions.

For example, being able to exponentiate lists is useful when generating a set of probabilities in a canonical probability distribution in statistical mechanics. There the probability of the occupancy of an energy state, E(i), is p(i) = e^(-E(i)/kT)/Z, where Z is the sum over all e^(-E(i)/kT).

Of course, there is a workaround using MAKELIST; but retaining the ability of functions to handle lists helps retain the readability of a program when it handles lists of data.

I tried to insert some images but my internet went down briefly while I was writing this post.

For example, being able to exponentiate lists is useful when generating a set of probabilities in a canonical probability distribution in statistical mechanics. There the probability of the occupancy of an energy state, E(i), is p(i) = e^(-E(i)/kT)/Z, where Z is the sum over all e^(-E(i)/kT).

Of course, there is a workaround using MAKELIST; but retaining the ability of functions to handle lists helps retain the readability of a program when it handles lists of data.

I tried to insert some images but my internet went down briefly while I was writing this post.