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

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  • Subject: [mg84267] Re: [mg84255] Re: Help needed with new Export (v. 6)
  • From: Carl Woll <carlw at>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 01:46:31 -0500 (EST)
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C.O. wrote:

>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?
>             Thanks,
>                         C.O.
Perhaps you can use:

Export[file, data, "Table", "FieldSeparators" -> " "]

Carl Woll
Wolfram Research

>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ConversionOptions is superseded by capabilities in Import and Export."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.
>>Curtis Osterhoudt
>>cfo at
>>PGP Key ID: 0x4DCA2A10
>>Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments

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