## Reading a text file with raw data (no common format)

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TheGuardian163
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### Reading a text file with raw data (no common format)

I made a level editor in another engine that exports a .txt file with just integers in it. Then a space, then the next number is on the next line.

Like this:

NSLNSLNS

N is a number, S is a space, L is a linebreak. The files look like this:

6
2
8

I've read through this multiple times: viewtopic.php?t=81439
And this a few times as well: https://www.love2d.org/wiki/love.filesystem.read

I don't understand how to use these functions to add those values to a table. Would someone please write a code snippet that does it to help me understand how it's applied in practice?

grump
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### Re: Reading a text file with raw data (no common format)

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local numbers = {}
for line in assert(love.filesystem.lines('filename.txt')) do
numbers[#numbers + 1] = assert(tonumber(line))
end

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