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Re: Import specific columns from a tsv-file

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  • Subject: [mg92236] Re: Import specific columns from a tsv-file
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 07:36:34 -0400 (EDT)

On 9/22/08 at 5:27 AM, suladna at yahoo.com (suladna) wrote:


>I want to import data from a tsv-file to a Table in Mathematica,
>without the first column of the tsv-file. What should I write to do
>this?

>Alternatively I can import the whole tsv-file and then drop the
>first column from my Mathematica-Table.. but I don't know how to do
>the "drop column" part.

Assuming you are using Mathematica version 6 or later, the most
compact way I know to do what you want is:

data = Import[filename, "TSV"][[All,2;;]]

The [[All,2;;]] part drops the first column.


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