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Re: Re: Bug in Import?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg55521] Re: [mg54939] Re: Bug in Import?
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 02:43:14 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <cvum3g$bmp$1@smc.vnet.net> <200503030329.WAA21146@smc.vnet.net> <d09c8k$cvk$1@smc.vnet.net> <d0e6pa$osa$1@smc.vnet.net> <200503070710.CAA07704@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Was there ever an explanation for the second line being imported
differently? WRI?


On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 02:10:23 -0500 (EST), Peter Pein <petsie at arcor.de> wrote:
> Hans Michel wrote:
> 
> > In[1]:= Export["test.tsv", {{"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}, {"2005-01-24", \
> >  "2005-02-14"}}]
> >
> > Out[1]= test.tsv
> >
> > In[2]:= Import["test.tsv", ConversionOptions -> {"Numeric" -> False,
> > "DateStyle" \
> > -> "American", "DateSeparator" -> "-"}]
> >
> > Out[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, -1, -24, 2005, -2, -14}}
> >
> > In[4]:= Import["test.tsv", ConversionOptions -> {"NumberSigns" -> {"^",
> > "*"}}]
> >
> > Out[4]= {{2005-01-24, 2005-02-14}, {2005-01-24, 2005-02-14}}
> >
> > In[5]:= $Version
> >
> > Out[5]= 5.1 for Microsoft Windows (October 25, 2004)
> >
> > Window XP Profesional
> >
> > The format for Import is
> >
> > Import["test.tsv", "TSV", Encoding -> None, ConversionOptions -> {...}]
> >
> > That is hard to find in the Help files.
> >
> > Still does not explain why the second line gets messed up. Is it the record
> > separator,  is it the number sign
> >
> > Hans
> >
> > No problems in Version 5.0
> > In[1]:=
> > Export["test.tsv", {{"2005-01-24", "2005-02-14"}, {"2005-01-24", \
> > "2005-02-14"}}]
> > Out[1]=
> > test.tsv
> > In[2]:=
> > Import["test.tsv", ConversionOptions -> {"Numeric" -> False, "DateStyle"
> > -> "American", "DateSeparator" -> "-"}]
> > Out[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]:=
> > $Version
> > Out[4]=
> > 5.0 for Microsoft Windows (June 10, 2003)
> >
> >
> > "DrBob" <drbob at bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> > news:d09c8k$cvk$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> >
> >>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
> >>
> [...]
> >>--
> >>DrBob at bigfoot.com
> >>www.eclecticdreams.net
> >>
> >
> >
> I think, Bobby wanted to say: "If there's a bug, why only in the second
> line?"
> It seems a "buggy bug" to me too.
> 
> --
> Peter Pein
> Berlin
> 
> 


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