Problem with reading file

Hi folks,

I read a file in the following format,extract the second column only,
and push them into an array. My problem is that Ruby reads them as
strings(based on array.inspect) but not as numbers so it is impossible
for me to do the calculation. Any comments?

Thanks,

Li

###filen name: array.text

A 1 B
A 2 B
A 3 B
A 4 B
A 5 B
A 6 B

###script

equire ‘enumerator’

array=Array.new

File.open(‘array.text’).each{|line| array<<line.split(/\t/)[1]}

#puts array.inspect
array.each_slice(3){|slice|
average=(slice[0]+slice[1]+slice[2])/(3.0)
puts average
}

###output from screen

C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:8: undefined method /' for "123":String (NoMethodError) from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:ineach_slice’
from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7:in each' from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7:ineach_slice’
from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7

On 10/20/06, Li Chen [email protected] wrote:


array.each_slice(3){|slice|
each_slice' from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7:ineach’
from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7:in `each_slice’
from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7

You need to tell Ruby to coerce the strings into integers.

array = []

File.open(‘array.text’) do |file|
file.each_line do |line|
array << line.split[1].to_i
end
end

array.each_slice(3) do |triplet|
average = (slice[0]+slice[1]+slice[2])/3.0
puts average
end

You need to tell Ruby to coerce the strings into integers.

array = []

File.open(‘array.text’) do |file|
file.each_line do |line|
array << line.split[1].to_i
end
end

array.each_slice(3) do |triplet|
average = (slice[0]+slice[1]+slice[2])/3.0
puts average
end

Thank you very much,

Li

On 20.10.2006 17:25, Li Chen wrote:


array.each_slice(3){|slice|
each_slice' from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7:ineach’
from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7:in `each_slice’
from C:/Ruby/self/file6.rb:7

This can be done by an awk style 1liner :slight_smile:

18:12:44 [Temp]: cat data
A 1 B
A 2 B
A 3 B
A 4 B
A 5 B
A 6 B
18:13:18 [Temp]: ruby -aF\t -n -r enumerator -e ‘BEGIN{$a=[]};
$a<<$F[1].to_i; END{ $a.each_slice(3){|sl| p
sl.inject(0){|a,b|a+b}/3.0}}’ data
2.0
5.0
18:13:34 [Temp]:

Kind regards

robert

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