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Filename as Function Argument

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  • Subject: [mg30023] Filename as Function Argument
  • From: Aaron Urbas <au198295 at>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 16:16:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I was trying to implement a function in which a file name was passed as
an argument for the function in Mathmatica 3.0.  Within the function,
then, I want to use the argument in a function call to ReadList[] to
read in data from the specified file and process it.  I tried doing this
and the function will never "compile" (not sure what the Mathematica
term is for this), it reports an error with the ReadList function.  I
also would like to do something similar with SetDirectory[] where a
directory name is passed in as a function argument.  Any help would be

Thanks in Advance,

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