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Re: Reading csv with ;

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  • Subject: [mg99493] Re: Reading csv with ;
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 05:29:55 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Dennis,

assume we have a file:



we can read this by e.g.:

Import["d:/tmp/t.txt", "Table", "FieldSeparators" -> {";"}]

The magic word is "FieldSeparators".


Dennis wrote:

> I'm trying to read a csv with mathematicaâ?¦


> Now the problem is that my system settings are at ";" as seperator instead of more traditional ",". So the it effectively looks like 1;1;1;1 instead of 1,1,1,1


> Normally this makes not difference as in most software you can choose the delimiter/seperator before reading a file, so you pick â??separator = ;â?? or whatever.


> With mathematica however I have so far been unable to do this. Now the question of course: how so I change the seperator with mathematica?


> Because quite a few files have a â??;â?? separator I would like to find a solution within mathematica instead of changing the system settings.


> Cheers,


> Dennis


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