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Re: How to convert string to variable name

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg39842] Re: How to convert string to variable name
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <luttrell at _removemefirst_westmal.demon.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 02:50:56 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <b49n66$fdc$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Use Symbol["x"] to refer to a symbol with a specified name.

--
Steve Luttrell
West Malvern, UK

"Bob Harris" <NspamITmeLION at MINDnotSPRING.COM> wrote in message
news:b49n66$fdc$1 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?                                                             |
> +====================================================================+
>
>
>




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