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Re: [igraph] Odd error message

From: Tamás Nepusz
Subject: Re: [igraph] Odd error message
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:58:26 +0200

Hi Peter, 

> The links in the file were 13 digit numbers (they are ISBNs). Excel (which is 
> how the data were stored) converts these to scientific notation. Even if I 
> convert it to a number, when I store it as a .csv file, the scientific 
> notation returns.
Have you tried adding an apostrophe before the ISBN in Excel? (E.g., instead of 
9783161484100, write '9783161484100 - note the leading apostrophe). As far as I 
know, this trick forces Excel to treat the number as a string (and it won't 
include the apostrophe), so it will be saved correctly, without any scientific 


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