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Dr. Peter Klamser

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Registered: 6/11/11
Re: Is there ToNumber?
Posted: Jun 12, 2011 6:21 PM
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.... ToExpression["1 e^3"]

It looks for an string, that smells a little bit like a expression. I
think it is good idea to offer something, that can be interpreted as an

Kind regards


Am 12.06.2011 11:07, schrieb ADL:
> On 11 Giu, 12:52, "Dr. Peter Klamser"<> wrote:
>> ... ToExpression["1+1"]
>> One Hint: If you know a function in Mathematica like "ToString", you
>> mentioned in your email, look in the help system in the section "see
>> also", there you find ToExpression["1+1"].
>> Kind regards
>> Peter
>> Am 11.06.2011 09:59, schrieb Ted Sariyski:

>>> Hi,
>>> Is there a built-in function which returns the numeric value of a string
>>> (like ToString but inverse). Currently I use mine function toNumber:
>>> ch = StringToStream[timeStr];
>>> timeNum = Read[ch, Number];
>>> Close[ch];
>>> but I suspect there is easier way.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> --Ted

>> --
>> Mit freundlichen Gr en
>> Uta& Peter Klamser

> The request is less trivial than ToExpression["1+1"] since, for
> example, typical number format cannot be read into Mathematica without
> the rather involved trick reported by Ted Sariyski. As an example,
> ToExpression["1e3"]
> ==> e3
> ch = StringToStream["1e3"];
> timeNum = Read[ch, Number];
> Close[ch];
> timeNum
> ==> 1000
> I feel this complication as rather unfortunate, unless I am also
> missing a simpler way to read in numbers.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Uta& Peter Klamser

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