I have a list abc={{{x1,y1},{x2,y2},{x3,y3}}}, where all the x and y are the coordinates.

How to import the coordinates into a text file, in which each line only has one pair of coordinates? Ideally, I want the x and y coordinates separated by a space, but without any brackets or comma.

I tried using the Export['testing.txt', abc], but it ends up with lots of brackets, comma, and all in one line. They are also in scientific notation e.g. {1.6438124245508942*^-9, 4.264146107953855*^-9}. I want them to be plain decimal numbers.



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I am not sure of the best way but here is one method.

As I understand it you don't want scientific notation.

abc = RandomReal[{0, 1}, {3, 2}]*10^-9

Convert the list to strings after applying AccountingForm.

strings = Map[{ToString[AccountingForm[#[[1]]]], 
    ToString[AccountingForm[#[[2]]]]} &, abc]

It looks like


Mathematica graphics

Export strings using "Table"

Export["strings.txt", strings, "Table"]

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