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TakeLarger

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Take values larger than a threshold in a list or association

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ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][list,val,n]

gives the smallest n elements in list that are larger than val.

ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][listprop,val,n]

gives the property prop for the n elements in list larger than val.

ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][val,n]

represents an operator form of ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"] that can be applied to an expression.

Details and Options

ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"] sorts by numerical magnitude.
It handles the same objects and properties as TakeLargest.
ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"] expects all objects to be comparable with one another.
ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][list,val,UpTo[n]] takes n elements, or as many as are available.
ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][assoc,val,n] gives an association of length n by taking the n smallest values that are larger than val in assoc, preserving their keys.
ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][val,n][list] is equivalent to ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][list,val,n].

Examples

Basic Examples

Take two numbers larger than the specified value in a list:

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list = {1, 3, 5, 4}
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ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][list, 3, 2]
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Do the same using the operator form of TakeLarger:

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list // ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][3, 2]
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ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][3, 2] @ list
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Take the smallest two values larger then the specified threshold in an association:

In[5]:=
ResourceFunction[
 "TakeLarger"][<|a -> 1, b -> 2, c -> 3, d -> 5, e -> 4|>, 3, 2]
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Take the smallest four numbers larger than the specified value, or as many as are available:

In[6]:=
ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][{1, 7, 4}, 3, UpTo[4]]
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Take all numbers larger than a threshold:

In[7]:=
ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][{1, 7, 4, 5}, 3, UpTo[Infinity]]
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Take two values in a list of Quantity objects:

In[8]:=
ResourceFunction[
 "TakeLarger"][{Quantity[1, "Kilograms"], Quantity[2, "Kilograms"], Quantity[3, "Kilograms"]}, Quantity[1, "Kilograms"], 2]
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Scope

Get the two smallest elements that are larger than 3 in a list:

In[9]:=
ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][{E^\[Pi], 7 \[Pi], \[Pi]^E, 23}, 3, 2]
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Get the positions of the two smallest elements larger than 3:

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list = {E^\[Pi], 7 \[Pi], \[Pi]^E, 23};
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ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][list -> "Index", 3, 2]
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Get the elements along with their positions:

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ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][list -> {"Element", "Index"}, 3, 2]
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Let positions come first in the result:

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ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][list -> {"Index", "Element"}, 3, 2]
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Get associations containing the element and the position:

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ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][list -> All, 3, 2]
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Get the two smallest planets with the radii larger than the Earth:

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ResourceFunction["TakeLarger"][
 EntityValue["Planet", "Radius", "EntityAssociation"], Entity["Planet", "Earth"]["Radius"], 2]
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