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Re: file name as mathematica function parameter

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  • Subject: [mg5036] Re: file name as mathematica function parameter
  • From: Harald Berndt <haberndt at dnai.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 16:40:37 -0400
  • Organization: DNAI ( Direct Network Access )
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Mel Siegel wrote:
> 
> I would like to use a file name as a function parameter:
> 
> myfunction[filename_] := (
>      ...;
>      mydatalist = Read[filename];
>        (* or Get[filename] or << filename *)
>      ...;
>      ...)

I have written and continuously use many functions that take filenames
as argument, without any problems. I recommend you carefully check the
syntax you are calling the function with. One very formal way of
insuring correct syntax of filenames (at least this works on the Mac,
DOS-based filenaming is a bit of a problem for Mma and I haven't worked
in that environment as much. I believe it works there, too, though ...)
is to generate a list of filenames I want to manipulate using
and then use an index into nL as argument to myfunction[].

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