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Converting from string to integer and back

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  • Subject: [mg29030] Converting from string to integer and back
  • From: brian <polar at cloud9.net>
  • Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 01:48:06 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Is there an easy way to convert an integer to a string and then back to
an integer?  I have a file containing dates in the YYYYMMDD format.  I
want to convert these dates to {YYYY, MM, DD} so that I can some of the
functions in the misc`Calendar package.  But at this point I am lost as
to how to split the date into year,month, day.  StringTake is the only
way I could think of but doesn't work as the head of the date is
integer.  If there was a way to convert the date to a string I can split
the date and then convert this back to an integer but I have seen no
treatment of anything like this in the books I have.  I guess I'm a
little more used to handling text in perl.  Any help while I'm riding up
the learning curve is greatly appreciated.

Brian Meehan



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