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Re: help! to input data...
Posted:
Jun 18, 1996 3:04 AM


In article <4q08l3$fiu@dragonfly.wolfram.com>, Jason Welter <welter@.ti.com> wrote: >In article <4pit53$jk5@dragonfly.wolfram.com>, tcdoe+@pitt.edu says... >> >>well, silly me. >>I thought i was pretty good at the basics of mathematica, but today i >>tried to input some numerical data that was comma delimited. i.e. > >You don't need to convert the commas to tabs. > >Solution #1: Open the file and put a "{" before the first number >and a "}" after the last. This creats one big list and can be >read in using something like data = <<"C:\\temp\\data.txt";
This won't quite work; for example, in
{1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6 }
Mathematica will interpret the newline character between the 3 and the 4 as multiplication, so whhen you Get this file you'll end up with:
{1, 2, 12, 5, 6}
Dave Wagner Principia Consulting (303) 7868371 dbwagner@princon.com http://www.princon.com/princon



