re: ReadList Error message:"Tag Times"
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- Subject: [mg21433] re: ReadList Error message:"Tag Times"
- From: dkeith at sarif.com
- Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 00:20:42 -0500 (EST)
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I most often see this message when I accidently imbed a space in the
left part of the expression, giving it a head of Times. For example if
a space was imbedded in "data", say "dat a", it would become
Times[dat,a], and the kernel wouldn't like it.
In article <84dna1$31d at smc.vnet.net>,
"Deborah Leddon " <Dleddon at students.cas.unt.edu> wrote:
> I am trying to read in a data file in .txt format (created and saved
> under Excel) as below:
> In:= data = ReadList["A:\\ filename", Number];
> I get the error message "Set::Write: tag Times in data is
> What does this mean? The data obviously cannot be read into the
> notebook.Is there a specific format in Excel, ie; row vs. column,
> etc, that is better for saving data?
> Thanks in advance if anyone can help.
> Debbie Leddon
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