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Re: how to take quotation marks away ?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg48541] Re: how to take quotation marks away ?
  • From: "Peter Pein" <petsie at arcor.de>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 04:50:56 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <c9k3op$fe7$1@smc.vnet.net>
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"Florian Jaccard" <florian.jaccard at eiaj.ch> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:c9k3op$fe7$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Dear Mathematica-specialists,
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> I have a  (long)  list of the form   {{"42.1,3.3"},{"3.1,4.2"}}
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> How can I transform it to obtain  {{42.1,3.3},{3.1,4.2}} ?
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> I tried ToExpression, but it failed.
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> Thanks in advance !
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> Greetings
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> F.Jaccard
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Florian,
transform each list containing one string s to a string "{"<>s<>"}" and
apply ToExpression:

data = {{"42.1,3.3"}, {"3.1,4.2"}};
val = ToExpression[ToString[#]] & /@ data
   {{42.1, 3.3}, {3.1, 4.2}}


Map[Head, val, {-1}]
   {{Real, Real}, {Real, Real}}

-- 
Peter Pein, Berlin
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