*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg11077] Q:ReadList is reading spaces with numbers - what do I do?*From*: Tony <uctpjac@ucl.ac.uk>*Date*: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 20:32:28 -0500*Organization*: University College London

Hello, and sorry for a very "un-Mathematica" like post. I'm just having a problem with Mathematica's file reading capabiliites that I've not had in the past. I am running Mathematica 3.0 for Linux. When I define: myres = ReadList[ "dsbok.ton",{Number, Number, Number, Number, Number, Number, Number}] I get: {{ , ,24496 ,1285 ,3310 ,31648 ,9203 },{2 ,2 , 23598 ,1391 ,3230 ,31648 ,9123 }, ....etc .... } wheilst in fact, the top of "dsbok.ton" has: 1 1 24496 1285 3310 31648 9203 2 2 23598 1391 3230 31648 9123 In other words, ReadList is skipping the first 2 1's, and not taking the space as a word-separator. I have tried: Reading words rather than Numbers; Using WordSeparator -> {" ","\t"}; Reading another file. None of these has worked. the _really_ frustrating thing is that I think that this procedure worked a month ago on just the same bits of data! Has anyone run into and solved this problem? Tony

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