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Date:         Wed, 29 Mar 2000 17:37:39 +0200
Reply-To:     Jim Groeneveld <J.Groeneveld@ITGROUPS.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Jim Groeneveld <J.Groeneveld@ITGROUPS.COM>
Subject:      Re: HOW TO READ
Comments: To: "gspatel@PEPCO.COM" <gspatel@PEPCO.COM>
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Girish,

Are you sure those data come from an ascii data file? If you want to read those wierd characters you have to read every line as text (in a single character variable; how, see a previous thread) and deduce your relevant information, i.e. numerical values from that text.

However, you say you have hex on. That means the characters you see are not the characters in the file, but only their hex number in the ascii collating sequence. It is not clear to me which program you used to display these contents, so I don't know which characters are actually displayed indirectly. However, bear in mind that characters are indicated by their hex number, counting with 16 digits.

It may not at all be difficult to read such a file, as its contents do not need to be strange, unless you're trying to directly read some specially formatted data file from some other program.

Regards - Jim. -- Y. (Jim) Groeneveld, MSc IMRO TRAMARKO tel. +31 412 407 070 senior statistician, P.O. Box 1 fax. +31 412 407 080 head IT department 5350 AA BERGHEM IMRO TRAMARKO: a CRO J.Groeneveld@ITGroups.com the Netherlands in clinical research

My computer seems more -compatible than I am myself.

> -----Original Message----- > From: Girish Patel [SMTP:gspatel@PEPCO.COM] > Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 5:19 PM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: HOW TO READ > > Dear ( SAS-L ) Friends : > > I have attached a snap shot of ...with hex on... how to read "(" or "&" > ... and > other wiered charactes..... > > Can anybody shed some (green) lights on ? > > -4----+----5----+----6----+--- > -F----+----F----+----F----+--- > -4----+----5----+----6----+--- > ------------------------------ > ( ( ( > 060606060404040044444444 > 040404040D0D0D000000000 > ------------------------------ > ( ( > 06060606040400004444444 > 040404040D0D0000000000 > ------------------------------ > ( ( ( ( ( > 04040404040000004444444 > 0D0D0D0D0D000000000000 > ------------------------------ > -4----+----5----+----6- > -F----+----F----+----F- > -4----+----5----+----6- > ----------------------- > & & & & > 05050505000000004444444 > 00000000000000000000000


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