Re: Re: Bug in Import?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg54836] Re: [mg54832] 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> <200503030329.WAA21146@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: drbob at bigfoot.com*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Not well indexed? That's putting it mildly. Here's an example of use (MUCH needed in Help): Export["test.tsv", {{"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}, {"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}}] Import["test.tsv", ConversionOptions -> {"Numeric" -> False, "DateStyle" -> "American", "DateSeparator" -> "-"}] No matter what options are used, however... Why is the second record converted differently than the first? Bobby On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 22:29:21 -0500 (EST), Hans Michel <hmichel at sdc.cox.net> wrote: > 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. >> > > > > -- DrBob at bigfoot.com www.eclecticdreams.net

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