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importing fixed width data

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  • Subject: [mg97511] importing fixed width data
  • From: swiftset <swiftset at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 05:42:22 -0500 (EST)

Hi, I'm trying to import data from a file where the fields are stored
in a fixed width format. The Import["file", "Table"] command is the
closest I can get to what I'd like, but then the data is divided using
whitespace, so I get a lot of extraneous fields, and no way to tell
whether what Mathematica imported as two fields is actually just one
that contained a whitespace.

Any ideas on how to proceed?


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