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Re: Converting a string to a variable name

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  • Subject: [mg90336] Re: Converting a string to a variable name
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 07:19:37 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g4ncqd$gh8$1@smc.vnet.net>

The following will work, but you must make certain the variables are cleared 
before making the assignments.

Clear @@ Table["Var" <> ToString[i], {i, 1, 10}]
Do[Evaluate[Symbol["Var" <> ToString[i]]] = i^2, {i, 1, 10}]
{Var1, Var5, Var10}
{1, 25, 100}

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David Park
djmpark at comcast.net
http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/


"Aaron Fude" <aaronfude at gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:g4ncqd$gh8$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hi,
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Aaorn
> 



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