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Re: importing and using data

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  • Subject: [mg17182] Re: importing and using data
  • From: Harald Giese <giese at>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 01:20:56 -0400
  • Organization: Institut fuer Meereskunde, Universitaet Hamburg
  • References: <7f9gm5$>
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Doug VanGoethem wrote:
> I have a large, one column data set in a tab-delimited text file.  It
> appears to read correctly when I use data=ReadList["filename", Number], but
> when I tried to do a ListPlot or perform a Fourier transform I get an error
> message that says it is not a list of numbers or pairs of numbers.  I have
> also tried data=Transpose[Readlist[....]], but this did not make any
> difference.
> Has anyone encountered this before or know how to fix it?
> Thanks,
> Doug V


it should work. So give us an example (4 to 5 lines) of your file.


Harald Giese
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Institut fuer Meereskunde der Universitaet Hamburg
(Institute of Oceanography of the University of Hamburg)
Troplowitzstrasse 7, D-22529 Hamburg

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