RE: How to convert string to variable name

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg39833] RE: [mg39795] How to convert string to variable name*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 02:49:50 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Bob, Use the Symbol statement. Symbol["w"] gives the symbol w. Symbol["w"] % // Head w Symbol David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: Bob Harris [mailto:NspamITmeLION at MINDnotSPRING.COM] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net 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? | +====================================================================+