Re: Variable question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92517] Re: Variable question*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 04:37:03 -0400 (EDT)

On 10/1/08 at 6:29 PM, 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? Since "c" is a one character long string, v = StringTake[var, {1}] returns the single character c and assigns it to v. Simply doing v = c causes Mathematica to evaluate c to 3 and assign this to v. But, since the above seems very obvious, I assume there is something else you want to do here. If you provide more detail as to your ultimate goal someone likely can give you a better answer.