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Re: enumerating list items

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  • Subject: [mg56028] Re: enumerating list items
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 08:54:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <d3g96u$t4i$>
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Hi Søren
First you store your variables and the corresponding values in two 
lists. Then you use "Set" and Thread or MapThread to set each variable 
to its value. The following will do the trick:

id =.; gender =.; status =.; odag =.; (*make sure symbols are empty*)
a = {id, gender, status, odag}
b = Range@Length@a
MapThread[Set, {a, b}]

instead of MapThread you may also use the equivalent: Thread[Set[a,b]]

SIncerely, Daniel

Søren Merser wrote:
> hi
> is there a way to make each item in the list 'assignable', i.e. i want to 
> enumerate the items like id=1, gender=2 etc.
> a={"id", "gender", "status", "odag"}
> b=Range@Length@a
> a=b
> regards soren

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