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Re: ReadList

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg18890] Re: ReadList
  • From: Mark Fisher <mefisher at bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 03:30:19 -0400
  • References: <7n673v$gqg@smc.vnet.net> <7n8m8p$k83@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

P.J. Hinton wrote:

------------------------------------------------------------------
In Mathematica 4, you can use Import[] to read in the file and let
the the kernel try to parse things automatically.

In[3]:= Import["datafile.txt", "Table", 
          ConversionOptions -> {
            TableSeparators -> {{"\n"}, {"\t", " "}}
          }
        ]
------------------------------------------------------------------

It's not exactly clear to me what's going on with the options here. Can
you tell us where we can read more about ConversionOptions?

--Mark.


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