Re: How to get two values from a file into two lists?

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• From: Ken Levasseur <Kenneth_Levasseur at uml.edu>
• Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2000 01:34:51 -0400 (EDT)
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```Rob:

Assuming data.txt is in the right place, this should work, with X and Y
being the lists you want:

{X, Y} = Transpose[ReadList["data.txt", {Number, Number}]];
Close["data.txt"];

Ken Levasseur
Math. Sciences
UMass Lowell

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robpeterson at iname.com wrote:
>
> I'm embarrassed to ask for help here since this must be so simple.
> But, I can't pull it off.  And there are many kind souls here that
> have taken the time to help me in the past.  I hope I'm not pushing my
> luck.....
>
> I have a text file with x and y values, space delimited (Mathematica likes
> that I gather) with CR LF at the end of each pair:
>
> x1 y1 <ret>
> x2 y2 <ret>

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