Creating variables on the fly...

Lee, Jaeho Jhlee at Brooks.com
Mon Apr 3 21:26:11 CEST 2000


I think that this is the place you should use list.

What about this.

def add(listVar)
   r = 0
   for something in listVar
      r = r + something
   return r

I'm still learning python. So please forgive any syntax or naming convetion
problem.

Jaeho

>Hi All,
>
>Let's say I have four variables: 
>
>a=1
>b=2
>c=3
>d=4
>
>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,
>
>Matt




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