Creating variables on the fly...
meh9 at cornell.edu
Mon Apr 3 15:52:17 EDT 2000
I've been trying to figure this out for some time now. I didn't realize
I could use *args.
In article <meh9-25D0C5.15160303042000 at news.cit.cornell.edu>, Matthew
Hirsch <meh9 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Let's say I have four variables:
> And I have a function that adds these variables together:
> def add(a,b,c,d):
> return a+b+c+d
> But now let's say I have twenty variables that I want to add together.
> This function will no longer work. I would have to rewrite it as
> a+b+c+d+e+f+g+...+(20th letter). Is there a way to dynamically create a
> variable name? So that my add function can automatically determine how
> many variable names to create and then add the values together. In
> other words, I'd ideally like something like:
> def add(number_of_variables):
> return a+b+c+...+(letter corresponding to number_of_variables)
> Thanks for your help,
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