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Extracting specific variables from a fixed-width data file

lunabelle22alunabelle22a Posts: 1Member
I have a data file with a 6 fixed-width columns. These columns alternate between variables (width=25) and their corresponding values (width=15). There are a total of 125 variables, however I only need 6 of them and their values for future plotting purposes.

How do I extract ONLY the variables and values i need from this rather large table and print them in a plottable format? Is there a script I can use that will find/locate specific keys in a data file?

Thank you!
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