Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
2005
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*November
*December
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 2005

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: What's the matter with this?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg56142] Re: [mg56109] What's the matter with this?
  • From: János <janos.lobb at yale.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 03:53:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200504150848.EAA11621@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Apr 15, 2005, at 4:48 AM, Steve Gray wrote:

> I have a list
>
> intertemp[[1]] = {{14, 17, {0.7929, 0.4366}, {2.8146, 11.3986}}
>
> and a simple function
>
> modxx[axx_] := axx[[2]] = Mod[axx[[2]], 14, 1];
>
> When I do modxx[intertemp[[1]]] I get this:
>
> Set::setps: {14, 17, {0.792902, <<19>>}, {2.81469, 11.3986}}
>      in assignment of part is not a symbol.
>
> What does this mean and how can I do it correctly?
> I must be making a very simple error.
> I want the 17 to become 3 with no other changes.
>
> Thank you
>
> Steve Gray

I think it is a problem with the extra opening { bracket in intertemp.

In[8]:=
intertemp = {14, 17,
    {0.7929, 0.4366},
    {2.8146, 11.3986}}
Out[8]=
{14, 17, {0.7929, 0.4366},
   {2.8146, 11.3986}}

In[5]:=
modxx[axx_] := modxx[axx] =
     Mod[axx[[2]], 14, 1];

In[10]:=
modxx[intertemp]
Out[10]=
3

Notice that my function definition is slightly different from yours :)

János


  • Prev by Date: Re: What's the matter with this?
  • Next by Date: Re: What's the matter with this?
  • Previous by thread: Re: What's the matter with this?
  • Next by thread: Re: What's the matter with this?