       Re: Create and use a set of values for variables

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• Subject: [mg107522] Re: Create and use a set of values for variables
• From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
• Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 03:50:39 -0500 (EST)
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```On 2010.02.15. 11:49, Menl wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I try to find a method of doing the following in Mathematica.
>
> I have some function y[x_]=a x^2 + b x + c
> Now I want some list which hold values for a, b and c. that are dependend on some lower level values d, e and f.
>
> vars1=[{d=1, e=4, f=6},{b=d+e, c=2f, a = d^2}]
> vars2=[{d=2, e=3, f=7},{b=d+e, c=2f, a = d^2}]
> vars3=[{d=5, e=5, f=1},{b=d+e, c=2f, a = d^2}]
>
> and use these sets with the original function when I need it.
>
> This line will not work as intended of course but I hope it makes it clear what I try to do. The key is I would like to not evaluate these values outside this vars, so the original function stays unevaluated.
>
> Something like this I tried to do with either the functions Block or With, but both evaluate the values for a, b and c. I would like to make several such sets of variables without evaluating them so I can use them as desired, to plot the original function with several sets of vars.
>

Have you tried using replacement rules?

y[x] /. {b -> d + e, c -> 2 f, a -> d^2} /. {d -> 1, e -> 4, f -> 6}

or

y[x] //. {b -> d + e, c -> 2 f, a -> d^2, d -> 1, e -> 4, f -> 6}

```

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