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Re: Tab-Delimited Text Would be Heaven

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  • Subject: [mg46681] Re: Tab-Delimited Text Would be Heaven
  • From: "Hans Michel" <hansjm at>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 13:18:58 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <c1oo7r$3el$>
  • Reply-to: "Hans Michel" <hansjm at>
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Have you tried
Export["matrix.tsv", your_matrix_here,"TSV"]

If your os does not recognize the extention tsv just change it to

Export["matrix.txt", your_matrix_here,"TSV"]


"TSV" format is Tab Separated Value
"Gregory Lypny" <gregory.lypny at> wrote in message
news:c1oo7r$3el$1 at
> Hi everyone,
> I've played with the Export function to save matrices to text files
> using the "Table" format, but always end up with curly brackets, commas
> and a variable number of spaces between data points.  This makes for
> extra clean up work before importing into a spread sheet.   Is there
> some way to get Mathematica to save to tab-delimited text?
> Greg

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