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Re: List Assignment Question

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  • Subject: [mg31808] Re: [mg31801] List Assignment Question
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at tuins.ac.jp>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 01:44:56 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Yo need to evaluate the LHS:

In[1]:=
data={abc,1,2.3,3,4};

In[2]:=
Evaluate[First[data]]=Rest[data]

Out[2]=
{1,2.3,3,4}

In[3]:=
abc

Out[3]=
{1,2.3,3,4}

Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University
JAPAN
http://platon.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/andrzej/

On Sunday, December 2, 2001, at 06:25  PM, Jim Purdy wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I want to do the following:
>
> Given the list ,
>
> data={abc, 1, 2.3, 3, 4}
>
> do this:
>
> First[data]=Rest[data]  (wont work)
>
> basically creating a variable named for the first element in the list
> and assigning it to the remainder.
>
> abc={1,2.3,3,4} would be the result.
>
> There probably is a simple answer, but I can't find it.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Jim
>
>
>



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