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Re: Convert string list to number list

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  • Subject: [mg106623] Re: Convert string list to number list
  • From: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 05:12:38 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hj12ud$b9u$1@smc.vnet.net>

Am 18.01.2010 08:34, schrieb Canopus56:
> On importing a space delimited text file,  I have an extracted list
> of zero-padded two-digit integers in the form: Amylist{"00", "01",
> "02", "03", "04", "05", "06", "07", "08", "09", "10", "11", "12",
> "13", "14", "15", "16", "17", "18", "19", "20", "21", "22", "23"}
> How do I convert these to real numbers or integers? Thanks - Kurt  I
> have reviewed the Mathematica documentation and a few books looking
> for the equivalent of a simple string-to-number function like vba's
> "Value".  Could not find an answer. Thanks.
> 

The function you are looking for is called ToExpression. You need to map
it to your list of strings:

amylist={"02", "03", "04", "05", "06", "07", "08", "09"}

Map[ToExpression,amylist]

or abbreviated:

ToExpression /@ amylist

hth,

albert


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