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On 2/3/2013 3:59 AM, Bruno Luong wrote:

> % NOTE: textscan is NOT buggy when understand how it works

Then why is it behaving differently between 12a and 12b as far as Stan 
and I can tell????  Which release/platform do you have installed?

And, parsing by reading the whole thing as a glob then sub-selecting 
fixed columns sorta' defeats the whole point, anyways...altho it's 
another example of where Fortran-like fixed field FORMAT is superior for 
such cases to the C sscanf() and friends.