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Re: Question

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  • Subject: [mg110254] Re: Question
  • From: telefunkenvf14 <rgorka at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:09:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <huntc8$bka$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Jun 9, 6:19 am, David Lengacher <dclengac... at gmail.com> wrote:
> How can you create a set of variables: x1 to xn  using the Table, or so me
> similar function?    I need a large list of variables to use in a linear
> program and so far have to type them out manually.
>
> David

I think what you want is Unique[]:

In[1]:= Unique["x"]

Out[1]= x1

You can use the Table[] command to generate x number of unique
variables, say:

In[2]:= Table[Unique["x"], {10}]

Out[2]= {x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9, x10, x11}

(And note that the generated variables are in fact unique.)

-RG


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