[Haskell-beginners] Manipulate list, one element at a time

Frerich Raabe raabe at froglogic.com
Tue Oct 24 10:59:57 UTC 2017

On 2017-10-24 12:18, martin wrote:
> How can I do something to each element of a list, but only modify one 
> element at at time, so the result is a list of
> lists, where each sublist is the original list with one element altered.
> Something like


> λ> each (*10) [1..3]
> [[10,2,3],[1,20,3],[1,2,30]]

You could make use of the 'inits' and 'tails' functions from Data.List:

λ: inits [1..3]
λ: tails [1..3]

Using this, you could build a little list comprehension which takes every 
head and every tail and produces a list in which the two are concatenated, 
except that the first element of the tail has some function applied to it:

λ: let each f xs = [i ++ f t:ts | (i, t:ts) <- zip (inits xs) (tails xs)]
λ: :t each
each :: (a -> a) -> [a] -> [[a]]
λ: each (*10) [1..3]

Frerich Raabe - raabe at froglogic.com
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