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Assign a value to a variable

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  • Subject: [mg62996] Assign a value to a variable
  • From: Ben Becker <ben.becker at>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 06:03:11 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Computer Science
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


I have a list of variables:
vars = {a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i}

and a list of numbers:
numbers = Range[9]

Now i'd like to choose randomly a variable and a number. and then i'd 
like to assign the number to the variable.
I thought of somehting like that:

vars[[Random[Integer, {1, Length[vars]}]]] =
numbers[[Random[Integer, {1, Length[numbers]}]]]

but it doesn't work.

i hope you have an idea!

thank you for answering!


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