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Re: Howto turn off using symbols to tag objects?

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  • Subject: [mg46612] Re: Howto turn off using symbols to tag objects?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 13:07:05 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <c1h0vu$9t5$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

my Mathematica say

In[]:=NumberQ[ToExpression["123k"]]
Out=False

Regards
  Jens

mvyver wrote:
> 
> Hi, Does anyone know how to turn this feature off?
> The section in the documentation "Using symbols to tag objects" is
> silent.
> My problem is that when trying to remove alphabet characters from a
> string I'm told that "123k" is a number!!
> 
> NumberQ[ToExpression["123k"]]
> True
> 
> Using ToExpression with different forms doesn't help.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance
> 
> Mark


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