Re: Got a tip ?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg97880] Re: Got a tip ?*From*: Francesco <b.gatessucks at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 05:33:51 -0500 (EST)*References*: <gq7jbp$qgp$1@smc.vnet.net>

Try ToCharacterCode["any text you want"] -Francesco Fabrizio wrote: > Hello, > > I want to write a function that translates its argument (which is a letter of the alphabet) into a numerical value. > > f[a] = 1 > f[b] = 2 > > . > > If this small module is finished, i want to expand the function by giving as an argument; a string of letters (or a text), but i have no clue which functions i have to use to define the smaller part (only letters) first. What functions can i use for all of this and how do i handle the variables ? Does the difference between Module and Block come into play ? Or . . .any help is much appreciated. >