Re: defining consecutive variables

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg99474] Re: defining consecutive variables*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.com>*Date*: Wed, 6 May 2009 05:26:22 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gtp199$joi$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Jason, why do you need different variable names? I would put the matrices in a function q[i]. Scan[q[i]=f[i],{i,1,40}] Daniel Jason wrote: > I have a code where I need to define a large number of variables as matrices, called q1,q2,q3......qn. I'd like to be able to define them all without writing out n assignment lines, so a Do loop seems appropriate to me but I don't know how to assign sequential variable names. This gets the job done but it is really ugly IMO > > > f[x_] := Table[x RandomReal[], {n, 5}, {np, 5}](*for example*) > > Do[ToExpression["q" <> ToString[n] <> "=f[n]"], {n, 0, 40}] > > at the end of which I have 41 matrices which I can call as q0,q1, etc. Is this the best way to accomplish this task? > > Thanks >