If-statement problems

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg49472] If-statement problems*From*: "Aaron Fude" <aaronfude at yahoo.com>*Date*: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 06:39:52 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, New to Mathematica. I can't figure out how to use the if-statement for pure flow control. Here's an example: A = {5, 6, 7, 8} For [n = 1, n <= 4, n++, if [n == 1, a = A[[n]]]; if [n == 2, b = A[[n]]]; if [n == 3, c = A[[n]]]; if [n == 4, d = A[[n]]]; ] I want to assign to a b c and d the 4 values from A. Obviously, that's not what happens. How do I accomplish what I need? Many thanks in advance!!! Aaron Fude

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