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Re: Converting a string to a variable name

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  • Subject: [mg90348] Re: [mg90318] Converting a string to a variable name
  • From: "Louis A. Talman" <talmanl at mscd.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 07:21:51 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200807050852.EAA16862@smc.vnet.net>

On Jul 5, 2008, at 2:52 AM, Aaron Fude wrote:

> Is it possible to create a variable whose name is contained in another
> variable or a string, something along the lines of
>
> Table[ a="Var"<>ToString[i]; Variable[a] = i^2, {i, 1, 10}]
>
> and end up with variables Var1, ..., Var10?

Var[1], Var[2], etc., is generally a better way to go, because it  
gives direct programmatic access to the variables.  But if you really  
insist, try


   Table[a = "Var" <> ToString[i]; Evaluate[ToExpression[a]] = i^2,  
{i, 1, 10}]


--Lou Talman
   Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
   Metropolitan State College of Denver

  <http://clem.mscd.edu/%7Etalmanl>




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