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Re: Please add me to this group

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  • From: Len Horton <hortonl at>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 05:32:04 -0500 (EST)
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As a new user of Mathematica and as a purchaser of the Home Edition, 
which does not include any support, I am trying to figure out how to 
take data from an Excel spreadsheet into Mathematica to analyze and 

I have taken a couple of free seminars on line, but I have not been able 
to figure out how to do just a few basic statistical things.  Each 
column in my spreadsheet is a variable.  In order to produce a histogram 
of one of those variables, I had to open the spreadsheet in Excel, copy 
the column, then paste it into the curly braces inside the Histogram 
function, then eliminate the carriage returns manually while inserting 
commas manually in order to produce the Histogram.  Surely there must be 
a faster way.

In the first place, I cannot tell where to place the Excel file so that 
Mathematica knows where it is.  Anything you could do to get me started 
would be much appreciated.


Len Horton

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