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Reading Numbers

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  • Subject: [mg5225] Reading Numbers
  • From: cserrat at
  • Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 03:22:42 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Dear friends,

I have a problem in reading files with Mathematica:

I should read files containing columns of numbers.
These numbers, generated by a Fortran based calculation, can have either the
form .078945E+01 (where I do not find any problem) or the form .783482-150,
where the function ReadList read two numbers: .783482, and -150, and here is
my problem.

I use:

I do many calculations, getting results in both forms, and I should not
change the argument of ReadList every time, depending on the form of the result.
Do you know how I could manage to read .783482-150 as a whole number (namely

Thank you.

Carles S.
Carles Serrat i Jurado				Tel: (34)-(3)-7398286
Departament de Fisica i E.N.      		      (34)-(3)-8833267
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya 		Fax: (34)-(3)-7398101  
Colom 11, 08222-Terrassa			email:	serrat at
SPAIN						cserrat at

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