```Hi,

Am Donnerstag, 18. Okt 2007, 01:03:21 +0900 schrieb baptiste Augui=E9:
>> angle          value1            value2
>> 156.00        3.3688E-03        1.7040E-03
>> 157.00        3.2919E-03        1.7118E-03
>> 158.00        3.2140E-03        1.7190E-03
>> 159.00        3.1354E-03        1.7258E-03
>> 160.00        3.0560E-03        1.7320E-03
>> 161.00        2.9760E-03        1.7378E-03
>> 162.00        2.8956E-03        1.7431E-03
>> 163.00        2.8148E-03        1.7479E-03
>> 164.00        2.7338E-03        1.7523E-03
>> 165.00        2.6526E-03        1.7562E-03
>> 166.00        2.5714E-03        1.7597E-03
>> 167.00        2.4902E-03        1.7628E-03
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> I would like to extract the 3 columns of data for several consecutive lin=
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> (say, from angle =3D 158 to 165). These values should be stored in some a=
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> or vector. How can I do that in Ruby?

Anybody considered ranges?

r =3D 158..165
file.each { |l|
ang, val1, val2 =3D l.split.map { |x| Float x }
r =3D=3D=3D ang and do_sth_with val1, val2
}

r =3D 158..165
file.each { |l|
ang, val1, val2 =3D l.split.map { |x| Float x }
case ang
when r then do_sth_with val1, val2
end
}

Does anybody remember flip-flops?

file.each { |l|
ang, val1, val2 =3D l.split.map { |x| Float x }
iang =3D ang.floor
if (iang=3D=3D158)..(iang=3D=3D165) then
do_sth_with val1, val2
end
}

The floor call is not actually beautiful here but always
keep in mind equality shouldn't be tested for floats.
Flip-flops need equality.

Bertram

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Bertram Scharpf
Stuttgart, Deutschland/Germany
http://www.bertram-scharpf.de

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