how to read real numbers in 1.0000e+00 notation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg4108] how to read real numbers in 1.0000e+00 notation*From*: fedort at elmo.Princeton.EDU (Fedor B. Trintchouk)*Date*: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 02:19:45 -0400*Organization*: Princeton University*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have to read into mathematica ASCII data files containing floating point numbers in the notation that uses the character "e" to separate mantissa and exponent. Is there a mathematica function that converts this into mathematica's proper representation, or do I have to use sed or something similar to replace e's by something like "*10^" ? Thank you. -- -- Fedor Trintchouk (609) 258-4745 (office/voice) Princeton University (609) 258-1089 (lab) fedort at princeton.edu (609) 258-1139 (fax) ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====