Re: Beginner--How to simulate multiple returns for a function?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg66454] Re: Beginner--How to simulate multiple returns for a function?*From*: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>*Date*: Sun, 14 May 2006 02:57:27 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK*References*: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0605100054500.17163-100000@smc> <e3v0tt$pav$1@smc.vnet.net> <e419hj$h6p$1@smc.vnet.net> <e43vfe$8s3$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Robert Dodier wrote: > Jens-Peer Kuska wrote: > >> what are multiple returns ? > > Probably what the original poster wants is not just to return a list, > but to return a list and assign its elements to multiple variables. > E.g. Python understands the following > > (A, B, C) = (1, 2, 3) > > to mean A = 1, B = 2, C = 3. Lisp has several similar constructs > (MULTIPLE-VALUE-BIND and so on). > > Of course it would help if people would just come right out and > say what they want. > > FWIW > Robert Dodier > Hi Robert, We can do that in Mathematica too. Just replace parenthesis by curly braces as in In[1]:= Clear[a, b, c] a + b + c {a, b, c} = {1, 2, 3} {c, b, a} a + b + c {a, b, c} == {1, 2, 3} Out[2]= a + b + c Out[3]= {1, 2, 3} Out[4]= {3, 2, 1} Out[5]= 6 Out[6]= True Best regards, Jean-Marc