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Re: If-statement problems


{a, b, c, d} = A;


Bob Hanlon

> In a message dated Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:11:17 +0000 (UTC), <
> aaronfude at yahoo.com> writes: 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?
> 


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