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Re: Variable question

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  • Subject: [mg92510] Re: Variable question
  • From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 04:35:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Bergen
  • References: <gc0tkn$9ci$>

Johney at 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?

Converting strings to variable names became awfully popular the last few 
days ...

Try Symbol[var] or ToExpression[var], but keep in mind that resorting to 
methods like this is always never necessary in Mathematica.

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