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Help needed with new Export (v. 6)

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  • Subject: [mg83214] Help needed with new Export (v. 6)
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 05:36:58 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: LANL
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Hi, all, 

   In v. 5, I used a Mathematica function to import .fig files, do some 
manipulation to them, and then export the files again. The only way I could 
find to retain the proper formatting of the .fig files was to use the 
ConversionOptions option in Export; the relevant part of the code is 
something like:

Export[ newFileName,  myNewExpression, "CSV", 
ConversionOptions->{"FieldSeparator" -> " "}]

where "CSV" was used because it somehow kept XFig happy with the results, and 
the commas are replaced with spaces. "Table" does not work as an export 
format, as XFig needs single spaces between most of the exported values.

   It seems that the new version of Mathematica does not like 
ConversionOptions, as the Help entry says "As of Version 6.0, 
ConversionOptions is superseded by capabilities in Import and Export."
   However, I can't figure out what new capabilities might replace my old 
behavior. Is there a quick way to fix my old function, or am I going to have 
to go through the stream operation tango?

Curtis Osterhoudt
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