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Re: Variable name to string
Chad Bender wrote:
> Can anyone please point me towards the solution of the following
> Say I want to create a program that will write the contents of a named
> array to a
> file of the same name. This could be accomplished by having the program
> the user for both the variable name (getting the array by reference) and
> the file name
> (getting the string naming the output file), and the user just puts the
> thing twice. However, I would like to be able to do it so the user only
> has one prompt.
> The program asks what variable should be output, the user gives the
> variable name,
> and somehow the program is able to get a string with contents equivalent
> to the variable
> name for use in opening the output file.
> Seems like it should be an easy problem, but for the life of me I can't
> figure it out.
> In case it matters, I'm running IDL 5.4 under RedHat Linux 6.2.
> Chad Bender
> Dept of Physics and Astronomy
> State University of New York @ Stony Brook
execute won't work by runtime
If the program should work by runtime you should think a bit about using
For structures useful routines are:
for i=0,n_elements(pos_x)-1 do begin
For further routines and licensing please have a look at
Institut fuer Stratosphaerische Chemie (ICG-1)
a IDL library at ForschungsZentrum Juelich
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