Thanks for your answer. I have just tested it. It works in the sense of 3D22 can be stored in string.
However, there are three main problems:
1- The whole line(recored) in the .csv file is stored in a single string in Mathematica. All the fields separated by comma in .csv file are merged into one string in Mathematica.
2- the comma are written together with two double quote sign in the string in Mathematica, which is "\",\"". So, the double quote is a real string and not a symbol.
3- numbers in the .csv file are transformed into strings and belong to part of the line strings in Mathematica.
These together make the data very difficult to process. Then there is no difference for me to use ReadList rather then Import to read the file and then add many StringReplace or ReplacePart or ReplaceAll and so on to do complicated text processing.
Since Import["filename", CSV] works fine for everything except the misunderstanding of specific string format. Is there any way to still use it and just disable transform 3D22 like string to number?
On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Bob Hanlon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This works for me: > > data = Import["filepathname", "Table"] > > > > Bob Hanlon > > > > > On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 4:36 AM, Joug Raw <email@example.com> wrote: > >> >> In my CSV file, I have string fields like 3D22 or so. >> While I imported the CSV file in mathemtaica, the 3D22 string was >> converted >> to number 3x10^22. >> >> How dose this happened??? How can I avoid this kind of transformation and >> keep my original string when Import a CSV file? >> >> >> >