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Re: How to convert string to variable name

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  • Subject: [mg39816] Re: How to convert string to variable name
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 02:46:29 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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  • Reply-to: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
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Hm,

what may ToExpression["w"] do ?
Generate a symbol w ???

Regards
  Jens

Bob Harris wrote:
> 
> 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?                                                             |
> +====================================================================+


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