Error using sym>convertChar (line 1448)

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Hi everyone,
I get the error message:
"Error using sym>convertChar (line 1448) Character vectors and strings in the first argument can only specify a variable or number. To evaluate character vectors and strings representing symbolic expressions, use 'str2sym'.
Error in sym>tomupad (line 1214) S = convertChar(x);
Error in sym (line 211) S.s = tomupad(x);
Error in SolveExample>TurnEqIntoDEq (line 43) depVarsLong(k) = sym([char(depVars(k)) '(' char(indepVar) ')']);
Error in SolveExample (line 21) [dEq3, initEq3] = TurnEqIntoDEq(Eq1, [a b c], t, 0);"
when I run the attached code. What can I do?

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Tiasa Ghosh
Tiasa Ghosh on 13 Aug 2018
Edited: Tiasa Ghosh on 13 Aug 2018
You have used the function subs() for substitution in your function TurnEqIntoDEq . The input to subs (L47 in your code file) is a string. But the function 'subs' expects a symbolic variable or expression. So in the parent file, convert the Eq1 to symbolic string with str2sym and then pass it to TurnEqIntoDEq function. Also, use str2sym for depVarsLong(k) and depVarsShort(k) in TurnEqIntoDEq. I have done the same to the file attached.
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Dursman Mchabe
Dursman Mchabe on 13 Aug 2018
Thanks a lot. The code you uploaded works. I truly appreciate.

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