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Todd A. Guillory wrote: > > I need to read this file into Mathematica: > > George Washington > 1732,2,22 > 1777,12,15 > 1778,1,20 > > This is just a test, but the data file format HAS to be this way. I > also have to use ReadList. Don't ask! > > Anyway, I've tried several variations of ReadList with WordSeparator and > such NEVER get all the data, just parts. > > The first record is a string, the remaining three need to be 3-3 part > list of numbers. > > Any suggestions greatly appreciated. > > email email@example.com I have also had trouble with ReadList, but I have a work around that has never failed me. I read the entire data file in as a string using Read[stream,String]. I then use the string manipulation commands to massage it into the correct format and use ToExpression at the end to convert it into a numerical expression. -- Remove the _nospam_ in the return address to respond.