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Re: Use of names

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  • Subject: [mg99927] Re: Use of names
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at>
  • Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 06:47:31 -0400 (EDT)

On 5/18/09 at 6:18 AM, alain.mazure at (Alain Mazure) wrote:

>I would like to import files from   directories (e.g .png files)
>The names are not always the same but the extension is.

>I could find them by the command:


>which gives  their names, but how could I import all of them since
>the =

>command :


>does not work in Mathematica

Right. Import does not do wild card expansion nor does it accept
a list of file to be imported. The solution is to use FileNames
to to the wild card expansion and Map to map Import to each of
the files. That is:


will import each of the png files in the current working directory.

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