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Re: Reading from a file.

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg56709] Re: Reading from a file.
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 00:34:01 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <d57h8g$pa3$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Namrata,
An easy way to accomplish what you want is first to read everything 
using Import and then to delete what you do not want:

t = Import["FileName", "Table"];
Select[t, FreeQ[#, "%Object"] &]

Sincerely, Daniel

Namrata Khemka wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I have the following input file:
> 
> %Object Name : left asis
>  1      168     0.695873        6.544617        62.457849       82.505554
>  1      169     0.700040        8.332349        61.770844       82.268933
>  1      170     0.704207        9.848946        61.490948       82.065082
> 
> %Object Name : right asis
>  2      168     0.695873        -6.179786       37.250156       86.780951
>  2      169     0.700040        -4.581314       36.861102       86.754218
> 
> %Object Name : right asis
> 3      168     0.695873        -6.179786       37.250156       86.780951
> 3      169     0.695873        -6.179786       37.250156       86.780951
> 
> I want to read this file in the form of a matrix (real numbers), so
> that the matrix has the
> following (eliminate the %Object line while reading):
> 
>  1      168     0.695873        6.544617        62.457849       82.505554
>  1      169     0.700040        8.332349        61.770844       82.268933
>  1      170     0.704207        9.848946        61.490948       82.065082
>  2      168     0.695873        -6.179786       37.250156       86.780951
>  2      169     0.700040        -4.581314       36.861102       86.754218
>  3      168     0.695873        -6.179786       37.250156       86.780951
>  3      169     0.695873        -6.179786       37.250156       86.780951
> 
> 
> So the real numbers matrix is of size [7][6]
> 
> I have tried quite a few things but nothing seems to be working.
> 
> Thanks in advance for the help,
> 
> Namrata
> 


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