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Re: Is there ToNumber?


... ToExpression["1+1"]

One Hint: If you know a function in Mathematica like "ToString", you 
mentioned in your email, look in the help system in the section "see 
also", there you find ToExpression["1+1"].

Kind regards

Peter

Am 11.06.2011 09:59, schrieb Ted Sariyski:
> Hi,
> Is there a built-in function which returns the numeric value of a string
> (like ToString but inverse).  Currently I use mine function toNumber:
>
>    ch = StringToStream[timeStr];
>    timeNum = Read[ch, Number];
>    Close[ch];
>
> but I suspect there is easier way.
> Thanks in advance,
> --Ted
>


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Uta&  Peter Klamser



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