How to convert string to variable name

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg39795] How to convert string to variable name*From*: Bob Harris <NspamITmeLION at MINDnotSPRING.COM>*Date*: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 03:39:46 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Howdy, I'm trying to write a loop that assigns functions to a series of variables which I'd like to name z, y, x, w, ... and so on. The functions are matrix operator of a group, which I would use like this, for example: state // w // z // w // w Clearly I can generate the strings "z", "y", "x", "w" ... in my loop. But for a given string, how can I assign to the variable whose name is defined by that string? -- -- Bob Harris =======================================================+ | If stupidity got us into this mess, how come it can't get us out | | of it? | +====================================================================+

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: How to convert string to variable name***From:*"Hermann Schmitt" <schmitther@netcologne.de>