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Comma seperators



I am reading in data that looks like the following:


CHATHAM ISLAND - NEW ZEALAND (DOE),,,,,,,,,,
43.92S,176.50W,,,,,,,,,
16-Sep-1983,11-Oct-1996,,,,,,,,,
Mon,Stat,Cl,NO3,SO4,Na ,SeaSalt,nssSO4,MSA,Dust,NH4
of,Param,Air,Air,Air,Air,Air,Air,Air,Air,Air
Yr,*,g/m3,g/m3,g/m3,g/m3,g/m3,g/m3,g/m3,g/m3,g/m3
Jan,N,58,58,58,58,58,57,0,0,58
Jan,Mean,7.330,0.120,1.572,4.233,13.766,0.508,#N/A,#N/A,0.103
Jan,StdDev,2.788,0.055,0.412,1.479,4.811,0.249,#N/A,#N/A,0.051


Which continues untill the end of the year, and then another observation
station follows the fame general format.

I want to be able to read in the data into an array. I can already take
out the header, but I cannot read in the data.  By default, IDL is
treating each line as one entry, not recognizing the commas as entry
seperators. I've read the help extensively, but as a non-fortran user,
the input format documentation makes my brane hurt.

If I can read in the data, I think that I can manipulate it without too
many problems...

Thanks!

Simon