Re: Bug in Import?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg54806] Re: Bug in Import?*From*: virgilio at ieee.org*Date*: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 01:26:53 -0500 (EST)*References*: <cvum3g$bmp$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Mark Fisher wrote: > (1) I export a data set that has two identitcal rows. > (2) I use "!!" to display the stored file, showing that it contains two > identical rows. > (3) I import the file, the result of which does *not* have two identical > rows: The first row is different from the second row. > > Export["test.tsv", > {{"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}, > { "2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}}] > > !!test.tsv --> > > 2005-01-24 2005-02-14 > 2005-01-24 2005-02-14 > > Import["test.tsv"] --> > > {{2005-01-24, 2005-02-14}, > {2005, -1, -24, 2005, -2, -14}} > > Surely this is a bug. > > (I sent this example to support at wolfram.com three weeks ago, but the > only response I've received is that it's not a bug. Frankly, I don't > think the tech person who responded understood the example.) > > I am using version 5.1 for Windows. > > --Mark. Hi Mark, FWIW, on v5.0, I can't reproduce your problem yet. Here is what I get: In[1]:= Export["test.tsv", {{"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}, { "2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}}] Out[1]= test.tsv In[2]:= !!test.tsv >From In[2]:= 2005-01-24 2005-02-14 2005-01-24 2005-02-14 In[3]:= Import["test.tsv"] Out[3]= {{2005-01-24,2005-02-14},{2005-01-24,2005-02-14}} In[4]:= $Version Out[4]= 5.0 for Microsoft Windows (June 10, 2003) Vince Virgilio

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