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 Author Comment/Response Nasser M. Abbasi 11/13/12 00:03am funcTest[list_List, str_String, count_Integer] := list[[count]] = str list1={a,b} funcTest[list1,"Help",1] Results in: {a, b} Set::setps: {a,b} in the part assignment is not a symbol. >> Yet, list1[[1]]="Help!!" {Help!!,b} Works. What is the problem? ----------------------------------- Mathematica passes things by value. You can't update a function parameter. To update an input, you must first make a copy of it, then update the copy, and return the copy. ------------------- funcTest[list_List,str_String,count_Integer]:=Module[{c=list}, c[[count]]=str; c ] list1={a,b}; list1=funcTest[list1,"Help",1] ---------------------- {"Help", b} URL: ,

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