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Re: ReadList

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  • Subject: [mg18904] Re: ReadList
  • From: "David Keith" <dkeith at>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 14:27:46 -0400
  • Organization: Hevanet Communications
  • References: <7n673v$> <7n8m8p$> <7negeo$>
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I second this question. From reading the documentation I had assumed "space"
was the only allowed separator. Further, the 4.0 Help Browser does not index
the terms "TableSeparators " or "ConversionOptions". Do I need to access
some special context?


Mark Fisher wrote in message <7negeo$24l at>...
>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?

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