# [CentOS] Conversion of text in shell

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Fri Oct 12 21:29:13 UTC 2007

Marko A. Jennings wrote:
>
> On Fri, October 12, 2007 4:54 pm, roland hellström wrote:
> >
> > Hi! I want to convert the lines
> > 1.1,3.19e-4
> > 1.2,3.05e-3
> > 10.5,9.14e8
> > (as example)
> >
> > to
> >
> > 1,1 & $3,19 \cdot 10^{-4}$\\
> > etc.. from one file and save these in a new file
> > Rly lost here except I know I should use regexp and MAYBE
> sed somehow :)
> > Thx for any help
>
> Assuming that you have those lines in a file called
> numbers.txt, you can
> execute the following (all on one line):
>
> cat numbers.txt | tr '.,e' ',^^' | awk -F^ '{printf("%s & $%s \\cdot > 10^{%s}$\\\\\n", $1,$2, $3);}' > > The output will be: > > 1,1 &$3,19 \cdot 10^{-4}$\\ > 1,2 &$3,05 \cdot 10^{-3}$\\ > 10,5 &$9,14 \cdot 10^{8}\$\\
>
> Not the most elegant solution, but it works.  I hope this is
> what you were
> looking for.

This has the smackings of a CS student trying to get answers to
a homework project. The output looks meaningless and the input
looks just as meaningless.

If so, then you'll never learn how to do it unless you make
your brain think it out itself...

-Ross

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