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Local variable in ToExpression?

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  • Subject: [mg85528] Local variable in ToExpression?
  • From: "karl.daggfeldt at gih.se" <karl.daggfeldt at gih.se>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 04:20:28 -0500 (EST)

Hi,
How can I create a local variable from text in ToExpression?

test[] := Module[{result = 0}, 
ToExpression["result=1"]; result]

test[] will return 0
How can I make it return 1?
(here ToExpression is creating a global variable; result=1, even though it is placed inside the Module)

Sincerely
Karl Daggfeldt


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