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Re: String to Number

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  • Subject: [mg27289] Re: [mg27156] String to Number
  • From: "Paul Lutus" <nospam at>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 03:31:09 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <yzij6.3290$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

<steffenz at> wrote in message
news:yzij6.3290$Rl5.31185 at
> Dear Tomas,
> thank You for Your function, but the zeros are "deleted"
> automatically after conversion into a number.

Yes, of course they are. That is because when you perform this example --

> > makeNumbers["06:42"]

You get this:

> > Out[2]=
> > {6, 42}

There is no number "06." Numbers don't have leading zeros.

Maybe we are not understanding your question as you intend it.

In your original post, you asked this:

> > > I read a time from a file (this format  06:42) as a string.
> > >
> > > I would like to convert this string into to numbers (6 and 42).

The reply by Mr. Garza does this.

Paul Lutus

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