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Re: Help needed with new Export (v. 6)

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  • Subject: [mg84255] Re: Help needed with new Export (v. 6)
  • From: "C.O." <costerhoudt at>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 05:36:57 -0500 (EST)
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I'm taking the desperate step of doing a *bump* on this message, as
I've yet to find an answer. Is there now a way to use "Export" to
write a list of numbers to a file which has, say, spaces as delimeters
rather than tabs (as in TSV) or commas (as in CSV)? I was able to do
it easily in version 5, without doing any string manipulation.

   I've read the documentation for v. 6's Export and CSV quite
extensively, and am too dense to figure it out. Perhaps someone could
post a code snippet?


On Nov 15, 3:44 am, Curtis Osterhoudt <c... at> wrote:
> Hi, all,
>    In v. 5, I used a Mathematica function to import .fig files, do some
> manipulation to them, and then export the files again. The only way I could
> find to retain the proper formatting of the .fig files was to use the
> ConversionOptions option in Export; the relevant part of the code is
> something like:
> Export[ newFileName,  myNewExpression, "CSV",
> ConversionOptions->{"FieldSeparator" -> " "}]
> where "CSV" was used because it somehow keptXFighappy with the results, and
> the commas are replaced with spaces. "Table" does not work as an export
> format, asXFigneeds single spaces between most of the exported values.
>    It seems that the new version of Mathematica does not like
> ConversionOptions, as the Help entry says "As of Version 6.0,
> ConversionOptions is superseded by capabilities in Import and Export."
>    However, I can't figure out what new capabilities might replace my old
> behavior. Is there a quick way to fix my old function, or am I going to have
> to go through the stream operation tango?
>                 Thanks,
>                              C.O.
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