Exporting a List of Tables with different Lengths to a tabulator

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg110630] Exporting a List of Tables with different Lengths to a tabulator*From*: hemke <h.maeter at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:27:08 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, I am trying to export some data I imported and then manipulated with mathematica. I have a List of several Tables, i.e. ListA={TableA, TableB, TableC, ...} A typical Table looks like this: TableA={{1,2},{4,5},...}. The Tables in ListA all have the same number of columns but differing number of rows. Now, I want to export these Tables into one tabulator separated file with the same structure, i.e. line N in the output file should contain the elements in row N of each Table, or in other words I want the following: TableA[[1,1]] TableA[[1,2]] TableB[[1,1]] TableB[[1,2]] ... TableA[[2,1]] TableA[[2,2]] TableB[[2,1]] TableB[[2,2]] ... ... ... ... ... TableA[[M-1,1]] TableA[[M-1,2]] TableB[[P,1]] TableB[[P,2]] ... TableA[[M,1]] TableA[[M,2]] ... Here I chose (as an example), Length[TableA]=M and Length[TableB]=P with M>P. I tried it with Export["myfile.dat", ListA] but it does not produce the desired output, instead it yields: {TableA[[1,1]],TableA[[1,2]]} {TableA[[2,1]],TableA[[2,2]]} ... {TableB[[1,1]],TableB[[1,2]]} {TableB[[2,1]],TableB[[2,2]]} ... ... ... (In the above, TableX[[i,j]] represents a number in the corresponding element of a table, and not the text "TableX[[i,j]]"... ;) ) Ok, I hope I explained the problem sufficiently. Probably there is a simple solution but I just don't see it. Please help! Thanks! Hemke