       Debracketing array symbols

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• Subject: [mg92079] Debracketing array symbols
• Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:17:39 -0400 (EDT)

```Hi,

For a class project I generate 1D and 2D arrays of arbitrary size with
entries <letters>[i] and <letters>[i,j] that I need then to convert
to <letter>i and <letter>ij for export to other languages that do not
allow brackets in symbol names. E.g.

1D:  {A,A,A,A} -> {A1,A2,A3,A4}

2D:  {{W[1,1],W[1,2]},{W[2,1],W[2,2]}}  -> {{W11,W12},{W21,W22}}

Question: would this be the simplest way to do it?

DebracketArrayEntries[Wm_]:=Module[{dim,rep,i,j,n,m,s,Wr},
rep={"["->"","]"->"",","->""," "->""}; Wr=Wm;
dim=Length[Dimensions[Wm]];
If [dim==1,n=Length[Wm]; Print["n=",n];
For [i=1,i<=n,i++, s=ToString[Wm[[i]]];
Wr=Wr/.Wm[[i]]->Symbol[StringReplace[s,rep]] ]];
If [dim==2,{n,m}=Dimensions[Wm];
For [i=1,i<=n,i++, For[j=1,j<=m,j++, s=ToString[Wm[[i,j]]];
Wr=Wr/.Wm[[i,j]]->Symbol[StringReplace[s,rep]] ]]];
Return[Wr]];

The procedural style is to simplify conversion to C++.

```

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