RE: ReadList

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg18850] RE: [mg18787] ReadList*From*: "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at navair.navy.mil>*Date*: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 22:57:48 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

James l. Fisher wrote: ----------------------- I want to read the following data which is in ascii form into a list 09/22/98 12:15 2.36 09/22/98 12:30 2.37 09/22/98 12:45 2.38 How can I use ReadList, or some other command, to enter this into the form {{09/22/98,12:15,2.36},{09/22/98,12:30,2.37},{09/22/98,12:45, 2.38}} How could I read each column into a seperate list also. Thanks James ------------------------ You can use Import (Version 4.0 only). In[1]:= MyData=Import["data.txt","Table"]; --------------- With other versions of Mathematica use ReadList. In[2]:= MyData=ReadList["data.txt", {Word,Word,Number}]; ---------------- I don't know of a way to read the data as columns, and I doubt you could. I would read it in using one of the above then use the following: In[3]:= Transpose[MyData] ------------------ Regards, Ted Ersek ersektr at navair.navy.mil