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Re: Got a tip ?

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  • Subject: [mg97867] Re: [mg97843] Got a tip ?
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at lanl.gov>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 05:31:26 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: LANL
  • References: <200903230905.EAA27168@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: cfo at lanl.gov

singleCharToNumber[string_] := 
 First[ToCharacterCode[ToString[string]] - 
       96]

singleCharToNumber[a]
singleCharToNumber[b]
singleCharToNumber[z]

Out[21]= 1

Out[22]= 2

Out[23]= 26


   Of course, that will treat capitalized characters "strangely", but I'm sure you can cope with that case :)

               --C.O.

On Monday 23 March 2009 03:05:04 am 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
>  
> 



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