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Re: Table Iterators

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  • Subject: [mg52634] Re: Table Iterators
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 02:08:12 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <cos193$dm8$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Gregory Lypny wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I need to create many tables, all with the same iterators {i, iMin, 
> iMax, di}, {j, jMin, jMax, dj}.  I'd like to be able to set the 
> iterators outside of the Table function so that I can change them and 
> have all of the tables change accordingly.
> I've tried
> rowDim:= {i, iMin, iMax, di} and colDim:={j, jMin, jMax, dj} inside of 
> Table[stuff,rowDim,colDim]
> but this generates an iterator error.
> Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
> 	Greg


You can do this with the 'With' operation:

myiterator = {i, 1, 10};

With[{myiterator = myiterator}, Table[f[i], myiterator]]

Take care to ensure your iteration variable is not defined outside this 

David Bailey

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