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Re: defining consecutive variables

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  • Subject: [mg99474] Re: defining consecutive variables
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 05:26:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gtp199$joi$>

Hi Jason,

why do you need different variable names? I would put the matrices in a 

function q[i].



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


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