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Topic: Variables within With statement
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Re: Variables within With statement
Posted: Dec 17, 2011 1:51 AM
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You could try delaying assignment of a, as follows:

In[1]:= With[{a := a = 5, b = 10 a}, a + b]

Out[1]= 55



On Dec 15, 9:53 am, "Harvey P. Dale" <> wrote:
> Is there any easy way to have one variable within a With
> statement take its value from a prior variable in the same With
> statement? For example, if I evaluate With[{a = 5, b = 10 a}, a + b], I
> get 5 + 10a, and what I want is 55. I can get there like this: With[{a
> = 5}, With[{b = 10 a}, a + b]] -- which does produce 55 -- but it would
> be nicer if I could use a single With statement and get b, within it, to
> take its value from a.
> Thanks.
> Harvey

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