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Re: comma delimited files for input?

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  • Subject: [mg30777] Re: comma delimited files for input?
  • From: "Martin Harborth" <martin.harborth at>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 00:16:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Siemens AG, Transportation Systems
  • References: <9nh2sv$mv$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

This will probably help:

Import["file.csv", "Table",
  ConversionOptions -> {"TableSeparators" ->
    {{Automatic, "\n", "\r"},(*record delimiters*){",", " "}
     (*field delimiters*)}}]

"1.156" <rob at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:9nh2sv$mv$1 at
> I'm using version 4.  In order to get plain ascii decimal numbers into my
program I have to use space delimited data files I'm told in the HELP files.
It works fine but I have to make two versions of all the data files because
others need comma delimited
> files of the same data.
> It sure would be convenient to be able to use comma delimited files (that
import nicely into Excel) for Mathematica work.  Can anyone tell me whether
there is some guru magic that will allow importing csv files or does it boil
down to upgrading to version 5?
> Thanks for any advice on the matter.
> Rob

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