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Re: Newbie Programming question

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg53440] Re: Newbie Programming question
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 03:41:10 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <crvtn6$144$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

newVariable[pre_String, i_Integer] := ToExpression[pre <> ToString[i]]

Evaluate[newVariable["foo", 14]] = 15

??

Regards

  Jens

"Kerry Kim" <kjkim at u.washington.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:crvtn6$144$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hello,
>
> Is there any way in Mathematica to store/assign a value to a variable
> whose name is in a string?  In other words something like this:
>
> i = 17;
> foo="var" + ToString[i];
> SomeFunctionThatConvertsStringToSymbolName[foo] = 17;
>
> and then assign some value (say, 23) to the variable whose name is
> contained in the foo string? (i.e. var17=23)
>
> Thanks!
> 



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