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Re: how to take quotation marks away ?

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  • Subject: [mg48515] Re: how to take quotation marks away ?
  • From: Marcus Stollsteimer <marcus314 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 04:49:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <c9k3op$fe7$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Florian Jaccard wrote:
> I have a  (long)  list of the form   {{"42.1,3.3"},{"3.1,4.2"}}  
> 
> How can I transform it to obtain  {{42.1,3.3},{3.1,4.2}} ?

Hi Florian,

use ImportString[]:

import[list_]:=Map[ImportString[#,"CSV"]&,list,{2}] // Flatten[#,2]&

{{"42.1,3.3"}, {"3.1,4.2"}} // import

gives:

{{42.1, 3.3}, {3.1, 4.2}}

Regards,
Marcus

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