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Re: How to import DTA files conatining comment lines starting with '#'

On 24 Sep 1998, Joel Wijngaarde <Joel Wijngaarde wrote:

> Hi,
> is there a way  ti import Data Files containing numbers where it's
> possible that certain lines in the file start with an "#", which means
> that this is a comment line and should not be read by mathematica.

On a Unix(-like) system, something like

  ReadList[ "!sed /^#/d < your_file" ]

should filter out the comment lines.


Timo Felbinger   (Timo.Felbinger at Quantum
Physics Group
Institute of Physics
University of Potsdam, Germany

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