Re: [Q]: Reading Input

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg3216] Re: [mg3192] [Q]: Reading Input*From*: Richard Bowman <rbowman at Bridgewater.EDU>*Date*: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 14:18:00 -0500*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

To read input in x.xExx format such as that generated by Fortran programs specify the type of data as "Real". For example, I put the following data into the file with a title of "data.txt" 2.34E-4 9.87E15 Then I used the following Mathematica code to read it: In[4]:= ReadList["data.txt",Real,RecordSeparators->{"\n"," "}] 15 Out[4]= {0.000234, 9.87 10 } The E-format is not preserved, but the numbers are stored correctly for use by Mathematica. If a given line is to go into a separate row in the resulting list, then the option "RecordLists->True" must be used. If the data is separated by something other than "new line" codes and "spaces," then the RecordSeparators list needs to be adjusted appropriately. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Richard L. Bowman Dept. of Physics e-mail: rbowman at bridgewater.edu Bridgewater College phone: 540-828-5441 Bridgewater, VA 22812 FAX: 540-828-5479 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====