Symbols and Lists

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg39832] Symbols and Lists*From*: Goyder Dr HGD <H.Goyder at rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>*Date*: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 02:49:47 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear MathGroup, I am doing something much more complicated but this trivial example expresses my difficulty. If I have a list of symbols and a list of data such as ss = {a, b, c, d, e} dd = {1, 5, {3, 4}, 7, abc, {0.1, 0.001}, 3.1415} how do I take a symbol from the list ss and associated it with data from the list dd? A wrong attempt is to try ss[[3]] = dd[[4]] This replaces element 3 in ss with element 4 from dd. What I need is an assignment so that, in this case, the symbol c is associated with the data. Equivalent to writing c = dd[[4]] so that c could then be used in subsequent expressions and the list ss is unchanged. Note that this is a trivial example for pedagogic purposes - I can't do the simple assignment in my actual case. Thanks Hugh Goyder

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