       Re: Problem with SetDelayed lhs:=rhs

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• Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:08:57 -0400 (EDT)
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```On 9/29/12 at 2:56 AM, zahava.ginny at gmail.com wrote:

>An assignment using SetDelayed, lhs := rhs, maintains rhs in
>completely unevaluated form. Thus, if k=5, say, the assignment

>In = f[k,j_]:=rhs[k,j]

You want to define f as

f[k_,j_]:= rhs[k,j]

That is you failed to include and underscore following k That is

In:= f[k_, j_] := rhs[k, j]

In:= f[5, j]

Out= rhs(5,j)

However with your definition you could do:

In:= Clear[f];
f[k, j_] := rhs[k, j]

In:= k = 5;
f[k, j]

Out= f(5,j)

```

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