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Re: String to number

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  • Subject: [mg73200] Re: String to number
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 05:30:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <eq9bnn$mrf$>

Hi José,

for the general case, we have: ToExpression

If more control is needed, we may use Read[StringToStream[string], 

type], see manual. E.g.:Read[StringToStream[str], Number]

Still another possibility is to write the string to a file and use 

Import to read it.


José Carlos Santos 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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