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Re: importing fixed width data

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  • Subject: [mg97540] Re: [mg97511] importing fixed width data
  • From: Yasvir Tesiram <yasvir-tesiram at>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 18:17:13 -0500 (EST)
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Try ReadList or use options with Import, for example, Import["file",  
{"Text", "Words"}]

Assuming you are using V7 you will find more information on he  
following page from the Help- -> Docmentation Center.



On Mar 14, 2009, at 5:42 AM, swiftset wrote:

> 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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