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Re: st: How to read in an irregular ASCII-file?

From   Ron´┐Żn Conroy <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: How to read in an irregular ASCII-file?
Date   Thu, 13 Jan 2005 10:40:16 +0000

Barbara Hofmann wrote:


hopefully someone of you can help me with the following:

i want to read in a ascii-dataset of a structure like this:

104525300010 9064496 022 999929912
204525300010 9064496 1:19 59 22 2:4 0 96 3:8 0 92 4:0 33 67
204525300010 9064496 6:30 50 20 7:78 5 17
104525300010 9081400 023 23131122

"2" in the first column means that this line belongs to the line before. column 31-39 include replies to 9 different questions. if it is a "9" this means, that in the following line there is a more specific answer to this question which is stored like this:

[other problems omitted]

A text editor will help you here, by finding the sequence "<end of line>2" which you can simply replace with nothing. This will take all your continuation lines and put them on the line they continue.


Ronan M Conroy ([email protected]) Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics Royal College of Surgeons Dublin 2, Ireland +353 1 402 2431 (fax 2764) -------------------- Just say no to drug reps

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