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Re: If-statement problems

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  • Subject: [mg49648] Re: If-statement problems
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 04:01:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 7/25/04 at 2:55 AM, aaronfude at (Aaron Fude) wrote:

>Supose A = {a, b, c, d} and I want to replace the first element
>with "e". Apparently A[[1]] = e will have the effect of assigning e
>to a and not leaving "a" alone and setting A to {e, b, c, d}. How
>would I accomplish the latter and not the former?

A = {a, b, c, d}; 
A = ReplacePart[A, e, 1]

{e, b, c, d}
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