Re: help! to input data...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg4263] Re: help! to input data...*From*: wagner at motel6.cs.colorado.edu (Dave Wagner)*Date*: Sun, 23 Jun 1996 03:10:01 -0400*Organization*: University of Colorado, Boulder*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <4q08l3$fiu at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, Jason Welter <welter at .ti.com> wrote: >In article <4pit53$jk5 at dragonfly.wolfram.com>, tcdoe+ at pitt.edu says... >> >>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. > >You don't need to convert the commas to tabs. > >Solution #1: Open the file and put a "{" before the first number >and a "}" after the last. This creats one big list and can be >read in using something like data = <<"C:\\temp\\data.txt"; This won't quite work; for example, in {1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6 } Mathematica will interpret the newline character between the 3 and the 4 as multiplication, so whhen you Get this file you'll end up with: {1, 2, 12, 5, 6} Dave Wagner Principia Consulting (303) 786-8371 dbwagner at princon.com http://www.princon.com/princon ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====