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Re: help with new symbols (or pointers)

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  • Subject: [mg92435] Re: help with new symbols (or pointers)
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:52:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <gbt2t4$lfo$>
  • Reply-to: kuska at


look what Unique[] can do for you with

vars = Table[Unique["x"], {50}];
SetAttributes[vars, Temporary]

No pointers, but you can pass the name of a variable
instead of its value.


ag wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to create new symbols inside a module & assign them values=85
> e.g. something like: Symbol[=93x=94<>"num"] = 5
> It is not working=85
> The problem is that I dont know how many symbols I would need (it
> could be 5, 50 or 5000)... So I cannot do something like:
> Symbol["x"<>"1"];
> x1=5;
> Is there anything in Mathematica which is like pointers in C
> (something which would assign a value to a given location in memory)?
> Any help would be appreciated!
> Thanks,
> AG.

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