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MapleTA[Builtin]

  

switch

  

return the nth item

 

Calling Sequence

Parameters

Description

Examples

Compatibility

Calling Sequence

switch(n, a, b, c, ...)

Parameters

n

-

integer

a, b, c

-

anything

Description

• 

Given a whole number 0, 1, 2, ... and a sequence of items, the switch command returns the nth item in the sequence.

• 

The first item is in position 0, the second in position 1, and so on.

• 

For example, switch(rint(5), 2, 3, 5, 7, 11) returns a random choice from the first 5 primes.

Examples

MapleTA:-Builtin:-switch1,red,green,yellow

green

(1)

Compatibility

• 

The MapleTA[Builtin][switch] command was introduced in Maple 18.

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For more information on Maple 18 changes, see Updates in Maple 18.

See Also

MapleTA