Re: Variable question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92511] Re: Variable question*From*: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>*Date*: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 04:35:48 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gc0tkn$9ci$1@smc.vnet.net>

Johney at giganews.com wrote: > I have the following test code > > c = 3 > var = "c" > v = StringTake[var, {1}] > v > > > v is showing up as c but I want it to show up as 3. Is there a way to do this? > > Thanks you need to convert the string "c" to the symbol c, which can be done like this: c = 3 var = "c" v = Symbol[StringTake[var, {1}]] v or this: c = 3 var = "c" v = ToExpression[StringTake[var, {1}]] v hth, albert