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? | > +====================================================================+ > > >