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reading from file

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg80115] reading from file
  • From: "Jesse Sheinwald" <jsheinwald at comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 04:27:34 -0400 (EDT)

This is an example of reading from a file that I took from the book "An
Introduction to Programming with Mathematica"  by Wellin.  The author
provides data for a number of examples and the reader is instructed to store
this date either in the BaseDirectory or the UserBaseDirectory.  I entered
the Mathematica code (v6) as this with the programs response...

datafile =
ToFileName[{$BaseDirectory, "Applications", "IPM3", "DataFiles"},
"dataset.m"]

Out[4]=

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Mathematica\Applications\
\IPM3\DataFiles\dataset.m

data = Import[datafile, "Table"]

$Failed

The idea is to read in file dataset.m and to use it as data.

In the event this was some v6 quirk, I tried this with Mathematica 5.2 and
it also didn't work

What am I doing wrong?








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