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Re: Name of a list

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  • Subject: [mg26675] Re: Name of a list
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 00:47:26 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <93r73j$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Export["/tmp/test", "SRS: Line = " <> ToString[Infix[First /@ SRS,
","]], "Text"]


"" wrote:
> Hi,
> Could someone provide some help with a small problem I have??
> I have a list of formatted data with a title. This list is made up of other
> elements seperately defined. I need to output, to a seperate file, the
> element data from the list in a formatted way, on seperate lines. Then I
> need to define the list in terms of the names of the elements within it and
> its title.
> Currently I apply the element name as part of the list and read it out when
> needed, as the elements aren't defined as variables, just elements in a
> seperate list.
> However, how do I then print a line with the list title and then the element
> names? Obviously the element names are read from the list individually, but
> the list name is a variable representing the list. I can't specify the list
> name as a seperate variable as it is representative of a list, and it is
> very unwieldy to have to define a list in terms of elements and call it
> something, and then rename it when it is written to a file.
> The crux of my question is, can you take the name of a list and output it as
> a string??
> For reference, the list would like:
> SRS = {{"quad1", Quadrupole, 1.2, -2.9, "---", "---", "qd"}, {"sb1",
> SectorBend, 3.6, 0.007, "---", 2, "bend"}, {"bpm1", BPM, 0, "---", "---",
> "---", "bpm"}}
> and the file text should look like:
> SRS:  Line = quad1, sb1, bpm1
> Any help would be much appreciated,
> James Jones
> Daresbury Lab.
> j.k.jones at

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