Re: If-statement problems

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg49489] Re: If-statement problems*From*: BobHanlon at aol.com*Date*: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 02:44:53 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

{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? >