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Re: getting module output in replace form


In a message dated 7/28/2000 6:05:51 PM, mag5 at duke.edu writes:

>I am trying to create a module that will output a list of replacement 
>rules.
>
>for example
>
>{var1, var2}/.CalculateVariables[1, 0.3, 1.222]
>
>where CalculateVariables is the module I am writing.
>
>i.e. 
>
>CalculateVariables[a_, b_, c_]:=
>   Module[{var1, var2, var3, var4},
>
>       var1 = a* b^c;
>       var2 = b/c;
>       .
>       .
>       .
>
>       {"var1 ->" OutputForm[var1], 
>        "var2 ->" OutputForm[var2],
>        "var3 ->" OutputForm[var3],
>        "var4 ->" OutputForm[var4]
>       }
>   ]
>
>But if I try to use the output as a replacement rule I get
> 
>>ReplaceAll::"reps" {{var1-> 0.234, var2->0.323, var3-> 100001, var4->0}}
>
>is neither a list of replacement 
>rules nor a valid dispatch table, and so cannot be used for replacing."
>
>
>
>I have tried wrapping the "vari ->" in textform, outputform, etc but get
>
>nowhere.
>

CalculateVariables[a_, b_, c_] := 
  Module[{v1, v2, v3, v4},
    v1 = a* b^c;
    v2 = b/c;
    v3 = 3;
    v4 = 4;
    {var1 -> v1,  var2 -> v2, var3 -> v3, var4 -> v4}]


Bob Hanlon


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