Re: Variable question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92510] Re: Variable question*From*: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 04:35:36 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: University of Bergen*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? > 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.