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Reading tables with labels

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg5511] Reading tables with labels
  • From: "William R. Pearson" <wrp at alpha0.bioch.virginia.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Dec 1996 19:26:09 -0500
  • Organization: University of Virginia
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I would like to read a table that looks like this:

name        len lamr   lamv   kr     kv
FEPE         54 0.2316 0.1544 0.4582 0.2030
H3NJ1W       60 0.2136 0.1826 0.1589 0.1244
NTSRIA       64 0.2087 0.1614 0.1730 0.1117
N2KF1U       74 0.2115 0.1560 0.1416 0.0826
LWBOA        75 0.1774 0.1910 0.0335 0.0352
LWPMA        81 0.1797 0.1809 0.0375 0.0378

Into two lists, one with the name of the column and a second with
the actual values of the columns.  I can read the data with ReadList[],
but of course it chokes on the initial labels.

Are there functions that allow me to read the first line into a list
and do ReadList[] on the remainder?

(What I want is the equivalent of Splus "read.table(...,header=T)"

Bill Pearson


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