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Re: Re: Bug in Import?


Here's what I get:

    $Version
5.1 for Microsoft Windows (October 25, 2004)

    Export["test.dat", {{"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"},
    {"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}}];

    Import["test.dat", "Text"] // InputForm
"2005-01-24   2005-02-14\n2005-01-24   2005-02-14"

    Import["test.dat"]
{{"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}, {2005, -1, -24, 2005,
    -2, -14}}

Rather than a bug, the behavior originally cited would seem to be a 
failure of the documentation to describe the default behavior of Import 
when the file extension is ".dat".


meznaric wrote:
> Hm, this seems strange. I am using 4.1 and what happens is this:
> 
> Export["R:\\test.dat",
> {{"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"},
> { "2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}}]
> 
> Import["R:\\test.dat"]
> {{1980, 1989}, {1980, 1989}}
> 
> !! R:\\test.dat
> 2005-01-24   2005-02-14
> 2005-01-24   2005-02-14
> 
> In the Import case Mathematica seems to have actually evaluated those
> cells as if they hadn't been strings, but integers.
> 
> In your case, it certainly seems to be a bug, though. How can two
> identical list parts be exported/imported in a different way?
> 
> Regards,
> Sebastjan Meznaric
> 
> 

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