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Re: Mathematica 6 specific Import[ ] problem

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  • Subject: [mg81013] Re: Mathematica 6 specific Import[ ] problem
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 03:46:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fbok54$jmu$1@smc.vnet.net>


Hi ALex,

with version: 6.0 for Microsoft Windows (32-bit) (June 19, 2007)

the following works:

Import["d:/tmp/t.txt", "TSV","Numeric"->False]

hope this helps, Daniel



Alex 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

> 

> 




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