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Re: Beginner's Question on I/O Files for Raw Numerical Data

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  • Subject: [mg57926] Re: [mg57905] Beginner's Question on I/O Files for Raw Numerical Data
  • From: "David Annetts" <davidannetts at aapt.net.au>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 05:50:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi John,
> 
> I'm looking for an economical way to make polar plots of the 
> trajectories of the nine planets, from a 'C' simulation I'm 
> writing, and since Excel is insufficient, I'm thinking of 
> moving up to Mathematica.  Can anybody tell me if Mathematica 
> can read and write lists of ascii data?  And am I right in 
> assuming that there's no way to read and write .csv files 
> (comma separated values)?

Mathematica can read & write lists of ASCII data.  You are definitely wrong
in assuming that it cannot read CSV files.

If all you want is to plot lists of data, I don't see why you can't do this
in Excel.  

Regards,

Dave.


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