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Re: how to take quotation marks away ?

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  • Subject: [mg48516] Re: [mg48491] how to take quotation marks away ?
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <sh2.7183 at misspelled.erthlink.net>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 04:49:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200406020821.EAA15548@smc.vnet.net>
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On Jun 2, 2004, at 4:21 AM, Florian Jaccard wrote:

> Dear Mathematica-specialists,
>
> 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}} ?
>
> I tried ToExpression, but it failed.
>

Here's one way:

wrap[x_String] := ToExpression[StringJoin["{", x, "}"]]

Apply[wrap,#]&  /@ {{"42.1,3.3"}, {"3.1,4.2"}}


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Selwyn Hollis
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