I would like the quoted string in the :Name() function to be an element that JMP evaluates, rather than just being a quoted string. I would like the below script to work
names default to here(1);
dt=current data table();
I agree this would make the syntax consistent. Currently, I like to use, and train to use, the syntax, column(<dt,> "name") or column(thename), which I know Jim is aware of. Just adding a ditto to Jim's wish list item, and showing an alternative to those reading this on the blog.
I like this idea, too. Another potentially acceptable option might be As Name(thename)?
Name is always intended as parse-time. There are plenty of ways to make the reference indirect, e.g. :
theX = "weight"; theY = "height";
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