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Re: atoi equivalents?


you may e.g. try:

ImportString["1213", "List"]


Michael wrote:

> What is the most efficient or recommended way to parse numbers in Mathematica?


> I can use ToExpression["1234"] and it will return the number.

> But this won't do, because I could be scraping un-trusted data and the

> above could lead to an injection of code.

> I could also use something like this: ToExpression[StringCases["1234",

> x1 : NumberString ~~ ___ -> x1]]

> but then I have to add error checking and whatnot.

> I suppose I could write a simple MathLink program which implement

> atoi, atol, etc.


> All of these solutions seems like a lot of overhead.  Anybody have a

> better idea?


> Thanks,


> Michael


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