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    Assignment problem

    If I write a mathematical algorithm. ( something that might become part of a computer program) and I need to assign a value to a variable. I normally just write something like this "set x to something" or "set x=something"

    But in math you have notations for everything. Is there a notation or this?
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    Re: Assignment problem

    Quote Originally Posted by mariusg View Post
    If I write a mathematical algorithm. ( something that might become part of a computer program) and I need to assign a value to a variable. I normally just write something like this "set x to something" or "set x=something"
    But in math you have notations for everything. Is there a notation or this?
    As far as I know there is no universal agreement on tbis.
    However, some computer algebra systems use a:= x to mean a is assigned the value x.
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