Re: file name as mathematica function parameter

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg5034] Re: [mg4996] file name as mathematica function parameter*From*: Andrei Constantinescu <constant at athena.polytechnique.fr>*Date*: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 16:40:36 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I don't think there is any problem in doing this. You have here a program I did some time ago: ReadMail[ fileName_String ] := ( file = OpenRead[fileName]; nomail = Read[file, Number]; xmail = ReadList[file, Real, nomail] ; ymail = ReadList[file, Real, nomail] ; Close[file] ) ... and the hint is to use the OpenRead - command as you might remark. However for a List you might also try to use: ReadList[ fileName , { Number, Number } ] ... or something close ! Andrei