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Re: String to number

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg73196] Re: [mg73174] String to number
  • From: Stern <nycstern at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 05:14:12 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200702060819.DAA24596@smc.vnet.net>

Ooops, there is a much simpler solution:

ToExpression[STRING]

So, ToExpression["123"] -> 123

On 2/6/07, Jos=E9 Carlos Santos <jcsantos at fc.up.pt> wrote:
> Hi all:
>
> The ToString command generates a string from an expression. Is there a
> similar command which generates numbers from strings? What I mean by
> this is: is there a command (let's call it ToNumber) such that
>
> ToNumber["12"]
>
> generates the number 12?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Jose Carlos Santos
>
>


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