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RE: How to read a string from a file?

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  • Subject: [mg46941] RE: [mg46926] How to read a string from a file?
  • From: David.Annetts at
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 19:55:06 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Peng,

> I have a file called outpara.txt.
> The content is 
> "M=70,N=90,L=100,S0=0.0001,S1=0.1,mu=0,D=0.01,m=2,n=2,m1=2,n1=
> 2,k1=1,k2=1,k_2=1,k3=1,k_3=1,D1=0.01,k4=1,k_4=1,D2=0.01,k5=1,k
> _5=1,k6=1,k_6=1,k7=1,k_7=1,k8=1,k_8=1,k9=1,k_9=1,DELTA_T=0.1,D
> URATION=5000000,SAMPLE_PERIOD=50000"
> I want Mathematica read the content of the file into a string. And
> then display this string as the caption of a graph generated by
> ListPlot.
> I tried a few ways but it doesn't work. Could you help me?

Which ways did you try, and for what part of the problem?

inps = ReadList["Outpara.txt", String] returns the string.

Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 2}, PlotLabel -> inps]; also works as expected.


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