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how to get string in sci. notation to a number?

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  • Subject: [mg123251] how to get string in sci. notation to a number?
  • From: "1.156" <rob at piovere.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:04:29 -0500 (EST)
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I've been able to get a text file with data into a list of strings
of the following form:

{{"4.998865e+000", "9.564453e-006"},
  {"5.630450e+000", "9.194384e-006"},
  {"6.113276e+000", "8.134170e-006"}}

After many hours I've really gotten nowhere except that it's most
likely done with ToExpression which works fine with simple decimal
numbers in string form. Must I really split up the strings, suck out the 
exponents, and then multiply them out to be able to use these numbers in 
a ListPlot?
Any hints would be appreciated.
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