Re: Variable question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92509] Re: [mg92468] Variable question*From*: "Adriano Pascoletti" <adriano.pascoletti at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 04:35:24 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200810012229.SAA09621@smc.vnet.net>

StringTake[var, {1}] returns a string consisting of the first character of var, i.e. "c". You should use ToExpression[StringTake[var, {1}]] In[5]:= c = 3 var = "c" v = ToExpression[StringTake[var, {1}]] Out[5]= 3 Out[6]= "c" Out[7]= 3 Adriano Pascoletti 2008/10/2 <Johney at giganews.com> > 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 > > >

**References**:**Variable question***From:*Johney@giganews.com