Hi,
Not a general answer about gerunds or tacit conditionals, but a particular
solution for seq:

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seq=: [ + (* * i.@>:@|)@-~
3 seq 7
3 4 5 6 7
3 seq~ 7
7 6 5 4 3
Cheers,
Louis
> On 6 Apr 2018, at 22:23, Devon McCormick <devon...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi -
>
> I'm working with selecting sequential items from a vector given a starting
> and an ending point as a pair of integers. If we assume we always get the
> pair as (lesser, greater), something like this suffices:
>
> seq=: {. + [: i. [: >: -~/
> seq 3 7
> 3 4 5 6 7
>
> However, if our assumption about the order of our points is violated, we
> get nonsense:
>
> seq 7 3
> 7 8 9
>
> Just for robustness, how could we write a version of "seq" that would
> return the sequence in reverse order in this latter case, i.e. give the
> proper sequence from seven to three: 7 6 5 4 3 ?
>
> I generalized the "seq" verb to remove the ordering assumption: my idea was
> to generate the ascending sequence, then flip it if >/y is true. I tried
> this with "agenda" but am not sure how to get it to work on one thing - the
> ascending vector - on the basis of comparison of another thing - the pair
> of integers.
>
> I did achieve this using the "power" conjunction:
>
> seq=: 3 : '|.^:(>/y)](<./ + [: i. [: >: >./ - <./) y'
> seq 3 7
> 3 4 5 6 7
> seq 7 3
> 7 6 5 4 3
>
> Does anyone have any ideas for a more elegant, preferably tacit, solution?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Devon
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>
> Devon McCormick, CFA
>
> Quantitative Consultant
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