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Re: Variables from Lists

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  • Subject: [mg26817] Re: Variables from Lists
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 01:13:02 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <94gpsg$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


you should set $RecusionLimit=Infinity and buy more RAM.

The assigment


will cause an inifinite recursion and is perfect nonsens.


James Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a list of data, but I want to assign a variable to that list, where
> the variable name is part of the list.
> i.e.   List = {bd, SBEND,L,1.5,K,-1.2}
>         bd = {bd,SBEND,1.5,-1.2}
> Obviously its trivial here, but I need to do it within a function so that
> Part[List,1] is assigned to List, without reassigning Part[List,1] within
> List, if that makes sense :-)
> i.e bd =!= { {bd, SBEND,L,1.5,K,-1.2}, SBEND, 1.5, -1.2}
> Any help much appreciated,
> James Jones
> Daresbury Lab.

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