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Dave Wagner

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