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 >