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Re: how to read real numbers in 1.0000e+00 notation

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  • Subject: [mg4111] Re: how to read real numbers in 1.0000e+00 notation
  • From: earhart at athena.mit.edu (Elizabeth J Earhart)
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 01:37:07 -0400
  • Organization: Massachvsetts Institvte of Technology
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <4ojegb$78s at dragonfly.wolfram.com>,
Fedor B. Trintchouk <fedort at elmo.Princeton.EDU> wrote:
>
>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^" ?  
>

Read[<channel>,Number] will properly read numbers in this format.
You may need to mess around with the WordSeparators and RecordSeparators
options (e.g. if your file is comma-delimited).

-Elizabeth Earhart


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