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Problems with calculating numbers received from string.

edited April 2018 in Questions Posts: 809

Function:

math.sum = function(variable, from, to, condition)
    local n = 0
    for i = from, to do
        print(variable, i)
        local c = condition:gsub(variable, i)
        print(c)
        n = n + tonumber(c)
    end
    return n
end

In Main:

print(math.sum("n", 1, 35, "1/n^n"))

Error:

Math:8: attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value
stack traceback:
    Math:8: in function 'math.sum'
    Main:8: in function 'setup'

Comments

  • dave1707dave1707 Mod
    Posts: 7,521

    @TokOut Try this.

    function setup()
        print("sum = "..math.sum("n", 1, 35, "1/n^n"))
    end    
    
    math.sum = function(variable, from, to, condition)
        local n=0
        for i = from, to do
            local c = condition:gsub(variable, i)
            x="val="..c
            loadstring(x)()
            print(c.." = "..val)
            n=n+val
        end
        return n
    end
    
  • Posts: 809

    Thank you very much! That helped. I mean I tried loadscreen, too, but for some reason it didn’t worked. Now I see how to use it, again.

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