Re: Beginner--Need to test and check real input values

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• Subject: [mg71584] Re: [mg71564] Beginner--Need to test and check real input values
• From: Carl Woll <carlw at wolfram.com>
• Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 01:17:04 -0500 (EST)
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```abdou.oumaima at hotmail.com wrote:

>Hello Math Group,
>
>I'm using While to control a flow of input values. I need to give a positive and real value to a variable, let's call it "c" . I write the code bellow but when I excute it, I can put a string value and can return it. How can I control that please.
>
>c = 0;
>While[! (RealQ[c] && 0 < c < 0.9), c = Input["Give a positive real value to c
>  less than 0.9"]]
>Print["c= ", c]
>
>Greetings.
>Lian.
>
>Link to the forum page for this post:
>http://www.mathematica-users.org/webMathematica/wiki/wiki.jsp?pageName=Special:Forum_ViewTopic&pid=15555#p15555
>Posted through http://www.mathematica-users.org [[postId=15555]]
>
>
>
The following is simpler:

While[c = Input["Give a positive real value to c
less than 0.9"]; ! TrueQ[0 < c < 0.9]]

Note that I use While[body; tst] with a semicolon to execute a dowhile
type statement instead of using While[tst, body].

Carl Woll
Wolfram Research

```

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