Export Import Array

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg131386] Export Import Array*From*: graser <graser at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:50:04 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-outx@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsendx@smc.vnet.net

Dear Mathematica Users! I have a question for you about Exporting and Importing array. Let's say there is a array (or vector) like, vectors = Table[{x, y, z}, {x, -1, 1, .25}, {y, -1, 1, .25}, {z, -1, 1, .25}]; If I export vectors as "XLS" format and import the XLS file, TT= Import["vector.xls", "XLS"]; Some funny thing happen like TT[[1, 1, 1]] should be {-1,-1,-1} so that If I do TT[[1, 1, 1,1]] , it should give -1. But instead of that, TT[[1, 1, 1]] gives a string as "{-1., -1., -1.}" . If I export vectors as "Table" format and import the table file, TR= Import["vector.data", "Table"]; It gives something like.. {"{{-1.,", "-1.,", "-1.},",.... All double comma. Do you know how to properly export vector (or array) ? And if I import string instead of vecotor like TT, How to convert TT like string to array? "{-1., -1., -1.}" -> {-1,-1,-1} Thanks!

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Export Import Array***From:*Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357@gmail.com>