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Importing and Exporting Data

Volume 2, Issue 3
Summer 1992
Nancy Blachman

In many cases, your program's data will come from external sources, not from within Mathematica. This article describes how to import data into Mathematica by reading a file or prompting the user for input, and also how to write output to a disk file in a form that can be read by other applications. Much of the material is taken from the tutorial book Mathematica: A Practical Approach (Prentice-Hall, 1992).

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