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Re: Assign a value to a variable

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  • Subject: [mg63021] Re: Assign a value to a variable
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 04:56:43 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 12/10/05 at 6:03 AM, ben.becker at (Ben Becker) wrote:

>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.



Note, this will not work when a, b, c ... have already been assigned values. Nor does it prevent two of your variables from being assigned the same value.
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