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ID 15🔗
Date: 2013-08-28 13:27:52
Status Open
Category datatool
Summary Read scientific notation

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i discovered the datatool package and it is extreme useful! There is just one feature i miss: read numbers in scientific notation (1e5) and recognize them as number (so they can be used e.g. for sorting). Is anything like this planned?

Thanks for this great piece of software! Bye Jonas

PS: I just had another idea: Is there any way to speed up datatool? Even for small csv-files (about 100 rows) it is really slow. Doing the same parsing, sorting, replacing things, reordering of columns, ... with any scripting language or so would be possible in less than a second and datatool needs minutes.


No mwe.tex


Parsing scientific notation is something I've been thinking of implementing, but so far I haven't had time.

TeX is a typesetting tool and isn't designed for processing data. If you can write a scripting language, you're better off using that to parse and sort the data and then just write out the TeX code to a file that can be input into your document. For users who don't know any scripting languages, datatooltk may speed things up a bit.



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