Re: writing mathematica data to a tab delimited file??

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg18339] Re: writing mathematica data to a tab delimited file??*From*: paulh at wolfram.com (P.J. Hinton)*Date*: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 14:13:15 -0400*Organization*: Wolfram Research, Inc.*References*: <7l5t26$il6@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <7l5t26$il6 at smc.vnet.net>, Mike <mike.honeychurch at chemistry.oxford.ac.uk> writes: > I frequently read data into mathematica that has been given to me as a > two column tab delimited text file. Is their some way of saving a > mathematica list eg. > > mylist=Table[{1, x}, {x, 1, 10, 1}] > > as a file in a tab delimited two column format > > 1 1 > 1 2 > 1 3 > 1 4 > > etc. > > to be read by other people in eg. excel or sigma plot? In Mathematica 4: Export["filename.dat", mylist] If you do not wish to use the .dat extension, you can use: Export["filename", mylist, "Table"] In[1]:= mylist=Table[{1, x}, {x, 1, 10, 1}] Out[1]= {{1, 1}, {1, 2}, {1, 3}, {1, 4}, {1, 5}, {1, 6}, {1, 7}, {1, 8}, > {1, 9}, {1, 10}} In[2]:= Export["filename.dat", mylist] Out[2]= filename.dat In[3]:= !! filename.dat 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5 1 6 1 7 1 8 1 9 1 10 For earlier releases, you can define a function like WriteMatrix[] as shown in this FAQ page. http://support.wolfram.com/Kernel/Files/WriteMatrix.html -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.