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Re: Writing strings


Try
tat=OpenRead["c:\\file"];
ys=Flatten[ReadList[tat, Expression, RecordLists -> False]]

ys[[2]]

another sttring

Hans

<camartin at snet.net> wrote in message news:ccisfl$4ek$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> 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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