Re: Newbie Programming question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg53445] Re: [mg53436] Newbie Programming question*From*: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>*Date*: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 03:41:16 -0500 (EST)*Reply-to*: hanlonr at cox.net*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

var[i_Integer, val_] := ToExpression["var"<>ToString[i]<>"="<>ToString[val]]; var[17,23]; var17 23 Bob Hanlon > > From: Kerry Kim <kjkim at u.washington.edu> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Date: 2005/01/11 Tue AM 01:32:02 EST > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Subject: [mg53445] [mg53436] Newbie Programming question > > 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! > >