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Display the index value

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SFares
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Display the index value

Hello,

In the attached sheet, please scroll down to the red arrow. is there a way you can display the index value for "W". Thanks!

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Maybe using "explicit" does what you want. n must not defined a value to make it work.

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You can also make it look like this

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What do you mean by "the index for each W based on the n value?" The index is either n-2, n-1, n, n+1, or n+2.

for example to display when n=3, to plug in that value and get or display W1,W2,W3,W4,,W5 .

Maybe using "explicit" does what you want. n must not defined a value to make it work.

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You can also make it look like this

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Thank you Werner!

every time i use subsitute, do i need to use explicit with it?

Werner,

why doesn't it work if i define a value for as i did earlier, and then use explicit, n w/o subsitute? just trying to understand how things work!

why doesn't it work if i define a value for as i did earlier, and then use explicit, n w/o subsitute?

Mathcad's explicit command has its quirks and acts a bit strange when it comes to matrix indices.

When you defie n in your worksheet, a simple explicit,n without any substitution should do the job like in the first example below, nut as you can see yoz get a strange result when used for a vector index which is calculated (n+1).

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It works OK, if you substitute the very same value you also have defined in your worksheet. But if you mistakenly substitute a different value you run into troubles. Index n gets the value you substitute, but calculated indices like n+1 use the worksheet variable.

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One way to cope with this is to use the (silly looking) substitution n=n.

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Couldn't add a pic anymore to the above post:

Just found out that it works OK even without substitute as long as explicit is not the only command in the symbolic evaluation - crazy!

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i like your suggestion to set n=n. this way i dont to go to each term in the equation and define n. so i can define n on the outside. Thanks Werner!

sameer fares wrote:

i like your suggestion to set n=n. this way i dont to go to each term in the equation and define n. so i can define n on the outside. Thanks Werner!

You may also add anything else to the symbolic eval. It doesn't matter what command as long as explicit is not the only one (see above).

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