Re: newbie question on functions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg51794] Re: newbie question on functions*From*: AES/newspost <siegman at stanford.edu>*Date*: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 02:05:23 -0500 (EST)*References*: <cm22t7$gk1$1@smc.vnet.net> <cm4r7j$6lm$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <cm4r7j$6lm$1 at smc.vnet.net>, David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk> wrote: > Yes, of course you can save the result of a calculation. For example: > > result=intensity[4.,5.] For the original "newbie" poster: For newbies, or less expert users like me, it's easy to think that something like AppendTo[list, expr] is a "command" that will do what it says: append expr to list. Takes a few bad experiences to realize that you actually have to say list = AppendTo[list,expr] Same general principle applies more broadly.

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