Re: Mathematica 6 specific Import[ ] problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg80995] Re: Mathematica 6 specific Import[ ] problem*From*: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 02:08:05 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <fbok54$jmu$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Sep 6, 5:18 am, Alex <axel.kow... at rub.de> wrote: > Hello everybody, > > I try to import tab separated data from a filed called bla.txt. > Import["bla.txt","TSV"] works in principle but tries to convert the > file content into numbers. > One of my entries is the string "1E20", which is falsely converted to > 1e20. > In Mathematica 5 I could say Import["bla.txt","TSV",ConversionOptions- > > >{"Numeric"->False}] , but how can I achieve this under Mathematica 6 ?? > > ConversionOptions doesn't exist anymore and > Import["bla.txt",{"TSV", "Numeric" -> False}] gives the error: > Numeric->False is not a valid format or element specification. > Expecting a string, list, or integer. > > Finally, Import["bla.txt", "TSV", "Numeric" -> False] is also not > working because Import only accepts 2 arguments. > > Any help is welcomed, > > Axel I made a blank file called bla.txt that imported an empty table using the last command.