We study the exact solution of the two-body problem on a tight-binding one-dimensional lattice, with pairwise interaction potentials which have an arbitrary but finite range. We show how to obtain the full spectrum, the bound and scattering states, and the "low-energy" solutions by very efficient and easy-to-implement numerical means. All bound states are proven to be characterized by roots of a polynomial whose degree depends linearly on the range of the potential, and we discuss the connections between the number of bound states and the scattering lengths. "Low-energy" resonances can be located with great precision with the methods we introduce. Further generalizations to include more exotic interactions are also discussed.
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