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Re: Is there ToNumber?

You could try ToExpression[] 


On 11 Jun 2011, at 08:59, Ted Sariyski wrote:

> 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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