Re: returning a variable's name, rather than the variable's contents

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg68429] Re: [mg68422] returning a variable's name, rather than the variable's contents*From*: Takashi YOSHINO <tyoshino at toyonet.toyo.ac.jp>*Date*: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 03:46:07 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200608040759.DAA01103@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

variables = {a, b, c, d, e}; values = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}; Max[values] /. Thread[values -> variables] Michael Stern wrote: > There must be a simple way to do this but it eludes me. Take for example the > following: > > > > In[2]:= a=1;b=2;c=3; > > > > In[3]:= Max[a,b,c] > > > > Out[3]= 3 > > > > What would I do if I wanted Out[3] to equal "c" ? > > > > Thanks in advance, > > > > Michael Stern > > > -- Takashi Yoshino

**References**:**returning a variable's name, rather than the variable's contents***From:*"Michael Stern" <stern@merrinmanagement.com>