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Re: Multiple Constants

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  • Subject: [mg83242] Re: Multiple Constants
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 05:20:50 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fhh80l$946$>


your syntax is incorrect. SetAttributes takes 2 arguments, where the 

arguments may be lists. Thherefore, instead of 

SetAttributes[a,b,c,Contstant]  you must say: 


hope this helps, Daniel

thehammerster at wrote:

> Hi,

> I'm new to Mathematica and I feel like this is a stupid question but I

> can't seem to define more than one constant


> If I type

> SetAttributes[a,b,c,Contstant]

> I get

> SetAttributes::argrx: SetAttributes called with 4 arguments; 2

> arguments are \expected.


> I have three equations and three variables I want to solve for and I

> have 8 constants.


> x+y+z=1

> b*x+c*y+d*z=A

> f*x+g*y+h*z=Q


> b,c,d,A,f,g,h,Q are constants and I want a generic equations that I

> can use for many different variations of these constants.


> I've done the calculation by hand but fear I have made a mistake and

> would like to double check my calculation, and then use the equation

> to propagate my errors, as each constant has an associated standard

> error of the mean. Propagation of my error will give me an error on my

> model calculation, which is really important.


> Thanks


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