[Numpy-discussion] Variable in an array name?
zachary.pincus at yale.edu
Wed Jan 12 10:34:31 EST 2011
> Is it possible to use a variable in an array name? I am looping
> through a
> bunch of calculations, and need to have each array as a separate
> I'm pretty new to python and numpy, so forgive my ignorance. I'm
> sure there
> is a simple answer, but I can't seem to find it.
> let's say i have a variable 'i':
> i = 5
> I would like my array to have the name array5
> I know how I could do this manually, but not in a loop where i is
> several times.
There are ways to do this, but what you likely actually want is just
to put several arrays in a python list and then index into the list,
instead of constructing numbered names.
array_list = 
for array in array_list:
given_array = array_list[i]
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