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Re: RandomReal gets stuck

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  • Subject: [mg100528] Re: RandomReal gets stuck
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009 06:25:42 -0400 (EDT)

On 6/5/09 at 3:04 AM, bastraat at ucalgary.ca (Bas Straatman) wrote:

>Apparently there is more to it than meets the eye, but section 2.5.5
>in the (old) mathematica book discusses the use of indexed objects.

In the fourth edition of the Mathematica Book, it is section
2.4.5 titled Making Definitions for Indexed Objects *briefly*
discusses using the syntax y[[0] etc as a "subscripted"
variable. Basically, this section shows an example where it is
more convenient to use this syntax over a list and has the
following statement:

You can think of the expression a[i] as being like an "indexed"
or "subscripted" variable.

None of what I've said really contradicts this. What I've done
is simply point out "being like" is not the same as "being".
That is, there are similarities between a subscripted variable
and the syntax a[i] but there is not an identity relationship.




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