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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg68436] Re: [mg68422] returning a variable's name, rather than the variable's contents*From*: János <janos.lobb at yale.edu>*Date*: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 03:46:34 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200608040759.DAA01103@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Aug 4, 2006, at 3:59 AM, 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 > > Here is a real newbie approach without assignments: In[1]:= eqns = {a -> 1, b -> 2, c -> 3} revs = {1 -> a, 2 -> b, 3 -> c} Out[1]= {a -> 1, b -> 2, c -> 3} Out[2]= {1 -> a, 2 -> b, 3 -> c} In[3]:= Max[a, b, c] /. eqns /. revs Out[3]= c János

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