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Re: Import-Function buggy in Version 5.2 ?

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  • Subject: [mg60857] Re: [mg60796] Import-Function buggy in Version 5.2 ?
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 03:57:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200509290941.FAA01006@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
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Anyone know if there was a change in the default delimiters for
importing tables?

On 9/29/05, s.setzer at gmx.net <s.setzer at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> after upgrading from version 5.1 to 5.2 I'm encountering problems with
> the import of data from a file. My programs still run under version 5.1
> but show a different behaviour in version 5.2.
>
>
> Here is the way it works in version 5.1:
>
> In[]:Import["ex_values.dat","Table"]
>
> Out[]:{{2.5,-35.8919,0,0,180},{-2.5,-35.8919,0,0,180},{7.5,-35.8919,0,0,180},{-7.5,-35.8919,0,0,180},{12.5,-35.8919,0,0,180},{-12.5,-35.8919,0,0,180},{17.5,-35.8919,0,0,180},
> ....
>
> Everything is fine, Mathematica imports a list of lists, or a matrix if
> you like it that way.
>
>
> Here is what happens with version 5.2 (same data-file)
>
> In[]:Import["ex_values.dat","Table"]
>
> Out[]:{{2.5,-35.8919,0,0,180},{-2.5,-35.8919,0,0,180,7.5,-35.8919,0,0,180,-7.5,-35.8919,0,0,180,12.5,-35.8919,0,0,180,-12.5,-35.8919,0,0,180,17.5,-35.8919,0,0,180,
> ......
>
> The first entry is correct (see above), but the 6'th to n'th value are
> just members of one big list.
>
> Anybody knows what's going on here, is this a bug in version 5.2 ?
> (I would be able find a workaround to get things running again, but
> this is not the point here)
>
>
> Thanks for your help !
>
> Stefan
>
>


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