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Re: 100/3 in a file

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  • Subject: [mg50729] Re: 100/3 in a file
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 05:48:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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if you just need the data in a file to read it later
back to Mathematica use Put[] and Get[], that write a
Mathematica expression and read back the Mathematica


Ran wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a list I define : A=Table[i*100/3,{i,1,3}]
> which gives me output of - {100/3,200/3,100}
> Mathematica, as expected, refer to all the cells as numbers.
> the problem begins after saving to a file like this :
> Export["A.dat",A]
> and then Import["A.dat", "Table"].
> After I upload the data from file,  all the (XX / XX) are not treated
> as number any more (the 100 does!).
> DOes someone has a solution to this simple problem?
> I know I can estimate with "N" function, and only then save to file,
> but i would like if possible to not to lose information - save it as
> it is.
> I would be very happy to hear opinions from you,
> thanks,
> - Ran

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