Sorry for the probably mainstream question, but I have not found the answer I was looking for yet.

I have this Excel file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UhkYdoaqXQIsf6opOx-EBgG7xPxxHga3/view and I want to import the two-column data therein, define a function $g(t)$ from their interpolation and plot it.

I have tried simple code lines as

mydata = Import["gstar.xlsx"]
g = Interpolation[mydata]

but it gives me the error message Interpolation::inder: The order-2 derivative of {0.000101685,4.13102} is not a tensor of rank 2 with dimensions 2.

I have also tried with g = ListInterpolation[mydata], but I get ListInterpolation::inhr: Requested order is too high; order has been reduced to {0,3,1}.

I don't understand what are the problems. In fact, if I try to plot the list of data with ListLogLogPlot[mydata] I am able to visualize the data and it seems that the import process was actually successful.

Thank you for your help!

  • $\begingroup$ Remove the chart from input excel file; or try mydata2 = Import["gstar.xlsx", {"Data", 1, All, ;; 2}]; Interpolation[mydata2]? $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Aug 22, 2019 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry for the chart, but it doesn't affect the problem. However, it seems that your second method works, thank you! May you explain the syntax {"Data", 1, All, ;; 2} to me? $\endgroup$
    – Lele
    Aug 22, 2019 at 17:16
  • $\begingroup$ Lele, posted the comment as answer. $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Aug 22, 2019 at 17:30

1 Answer 1



mydata2 = Import["gstar.xlsx", {"Data", 1, All, ;; 2}]; 

{"Data", sheetlist, rowlist, columnlist} specification extracts data from sheets in sheetlist the rows in rowlist and columns in columnlist. So {"Data", 1, All, ;; 2} says "get the array of data in columns 1 and 2 form all rows of sheet 1".

See XLSX >> Import Elements for further examples.


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