Thanks. (re:help! to input data...)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg4261] Thanks. (re:help! to input data...)*From*: tcdoe+ at pitt.edu (todd c. doehring)*Date*: Sun, 23 Jun 1996 03:09:40 -0400*Organization*: University of Pittsburgh*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

thanks to everyone who helped me out with this problem! my current best (well, simplest) solution is this: data=ReadList["c:\Temp\Micro.amp", Number, RecordLists->False, RecordSeparators->{",","\n"}]; dattab=Transpose[Partition[data,15]]; this way i don't have to muck with the input file. this reads all the data in as one giant block, treating the new line as a simple separator. then the transpose/partition part justs divides the data back into the original line by line format. i've been told that i don't neet the RecordLists parameter. thanks again, todd tcdoe+ at pitt.edu (todd c. doehring) wrote: >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. >456,-45,21,0,5 >43,25,3,66,65 >... >... >... >it is a large data file (10Mb+) with 5 numbers per line. i can't >convert the commas to tabs easily. > i tried simply using: >data=ReadList["c:\micro.dat", Number, RecordLists->True]; >then: >data=ReadList["c:\micro.dat", RecordLists->True, >WordSeparators->{","}]; >and >data=ReadList["c:\micro.dat", Number, RecordLists->True, >TokenWords->","]; >but all i ever get is the first number and an error such as: >Read::readn: Syntax error reading a real number from c:\micro.dat. >would someone please tell me the best way to input this data file?? >it's driving me crazy that i can't figure out something so basic. >thanks, >todd ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====