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Re: Got a tip ?

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  • Subject: [mg97900] Re: Got a tip ?
  • From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at iee.lu>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 05:43:10 -0500 (EST)

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


Try this:

myCrypt[x_] := Module[{lst},
   lst = CharacterRange["a", "z"] // ToExpression;
       (Position[lst, x] // Flatten)[[1]] ];

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