I want to import a TSV file where many of the columns have entries like
When I use
Import[path, "tsv"] to import this file, such entries get converted to integers (e.g.
00966 gets read as the integer
I want instead to preserve those entries as strings. IOW,
00966 should be read in as the string
"00966", not the integer
I know that
SemanticImport provides ways to specify the types for individual columns, but I want to avoid
SemanticImport at all cost, because I've found it to be horribly buggy.
Is there some way to get
Import to just read each line as a list of strings (by doing nothing more to each line than stripping the trailing newline, and splitting the remainder at the tabs)?