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Re: Writing strings

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg49244] Re: [mg49232] Writing strings
  • From: Daohua Song <ds2081 at columbia.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 02:26:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200407080651.CAA04115@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

HI,
    p=ys[[1]] = {"some string", "another sttring"}
    is a string now, so what you have to do is
    ys=ys//ToExpression
    ys[[1]]
    Out[]=  some string
cheers
Daohua

On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, camartin at snet.net wrote:

> Group,
>
> Why is it when I write a list of strings to a file, then try to read it
> back later, the list has only one element per line?
>
> For example
>
> g= {"some string", "another sttring"}
> rat=OpenAppend["c:\file"]
> Write[rat, g]
> Close[rat]
>
> This writes to a file
>
> {"some string", "another sttring"}
>
>
> When I read it back in using
>
> tat=OpenRead["c:\\file"]
> ys=ReadList[tat, String]
>
> It reads the file in but there is only one element in the list i.e.
>
> p=ys[[1]] = {"some string", "another sttring"}
> p[[1]]
> doesn't exist.  That means I can't recover the different strings.  Could
> someone explain this and how I can get a list of strings I can use or
> partition?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Cliff
>


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