       Re: If-statement problems

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• Subject: [mg49500] Re: If-statement problems
• From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
• Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 02:45:15 -0400 (EDT)
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```Hi,

a) the if-Test is If[] with a capital I
b) {a,b,c,d}=A  will do it

Regards
Jens

Aaron Fude wrote:
>
> 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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