*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg11938] List as variable*From*: roach@1001apl.washington.edu (A. T. Roach)*Date*: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 00:33:45 -0400*Organization*: Applied Physics Laboratory

I am a newcomer to Mathematica and am having a little trouble reading in a file. I can get In[1]:= ReadList["flnm",RecordLists->True,Numbers] to read in a file and make a list, but I don't quite understand how to put that list into a variable so that I can work on it. When I try something simplistic like In[2]:= data=ReadList["flnm",RecordLists->True,Numbers] I just get Out[2]=ReadList["flnm",RecordLists->True,Numbers] and In[3]:=data Out[3]=data I would suppose this is something fundamental and simple, but I am not making any progress, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks...remove 1001 to reply.