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Re: Bug in Import?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg54832] Re: Bug in Import?
  • From: "Hans Michel" <hmichel at sdc.cox.net>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 22:29:21 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <cvum3g$bmp$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: "Hans Michel" <hmichel at sdc.cox.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Mark:

Late 2 cents:

As in the Help File Under Import
The default ConversionOptions -> {"DateStyle", "DateSeparator", 
"NumberSigns", "Numeric"}
for TVS and Table formats will impact the conversion of your data file.

Not well indexed not even an example of use.

Hans

"Mark Fisher" <mark at markfisher.net> wrote in message 
news:cvum3g$bmp$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> (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.
> 


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