My problem is the following; Let's say that I want to make a simple program of designing of a steel beam. In order to do so, there is a respectable number of parameters that have to be taken into account - forces, geometrical characteristics etc -. So for example, I have an excel file that has the following rows
1) A row of variables : LENGTH MOMENT_OF_INERTIA AXIAL_FORCE HEIGHT_OF_SECTION
2)A row of a value for each one variable : 5 556 130 300
the traditional approach in maple to intoduce these values to the program would be:
AXIAL_FORCE:=130 etc etc
and then when for example we write
MOMENT_OF_INERTIA/LENGTH we get
..but for problems like this the variables may be 50 in number, even more.. and it would be very timeconsuming to define all these parameters one by one..
so what I have been looking for so much these days is a predefined maple procedure - if there is one.. - that takes a matrix which we have created in advance and that includes all the names of the variables that we want to have in the problem - let's name it VARIABLES - takes as well a matrix that we also have created in advance and includes the value that we want each of our variables to get in the problem - let's name it VALUES - and make the correspondense automatically, so as to when we introduce an epression in maple thereafter, like MOMENT_OF_INERTIA/LENGTH, when we press enter to get 556/5=111.2 (and not just a reproducing of what we already wrote , MOMENT_OF_INERTIA/LENGTH ..).. Do you think that there is an easy way to do so??
many thanks in advance!