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Re: Re: Bug in Import?

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  • Subject: [mg54835] Re: [mg54800] Re: Bug in Import?
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 05:07:34 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <cvum3g$bmp$1@smc.vnet.net> <200503020626.BAA08105@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How does that explain why the second list is treated different from the first?

Bobby

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 01:26:46 -0500 (EST), Peter Pein <petsie at arcor.de> wrote:

> 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.
>>
> Mark,
>
>  WRI made a really  convenient help file.
>
> Import["test.tsv",ConversionOptions->{"Numeric"->False}]
>



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