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Re: Cutting and pasting table to ascii file

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  • Subject: [mg21156] Re: Cutting and pasting table to ascii file
  • From: "Atul Sharma" <atulksharma at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 01:22:25 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <831u11$>
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With 4.0, use Export[savename, data, "Table"]


Joel Cannon wrote in message <831u11$ftl at>...
>I have been trying to paste a table from a notebook to an ascii
>file. I am using  Mathematica 4.0.  In older versions, I could
>display a 2-d list using TableForm, highlight the table and paste the
>table into a text file and it would paste as nice columns of
>Right now I am attempting this and  find that all the formatting
>symbols are being pasted into the text as well like what is shown
>below. I am using unix and pasting into a text file which I am
>editting with emacs. In the past I was also working on other computers
>(still unix and X) so that might possibly be part of the difference.
>  TagBox[GridBox[{
>        {\(a[1, 1]\), \(a[1, 2]\)},
>        {\(a[2, 1]\), \(a[2, 2]\)}
>        },
>      RowSpacings->1,
>      ColumnSpacings->3,
>      RowAlignments->Baseline,
>      ColumnAlignments->{Left}],
>    (TableForm[ #]&)]\) #!
>Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
>Joel W. Cannon                   |   (724)223-6146
>Physics Department               |
>Washington and Jefferson College |
>Washington, PA 15301             |

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