(f g) y evaluates as y f g y x (f g) y evaluates as x f g ySuppose you wanted to scale a list of numbers such that the result was each number divided by the maximum number in the list. The maximum over a list is given by the verb derived by applying the adverb / to the verb >. .

a =. 3 5 8 2 7 maxover =. >./ maxover a 8To divide an argument by the maximum over the argument you can use:

a % maxover a 0.375 0.625 1 0.25 0.875The above can be written as a hook.

(% maxover) a 0.375 0.625 1 0.25 0.875You can now define scale as a hook with % >./ .

scale =. % >./ scale a 0.375 0.625 1 0.25 0.875

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