The file is plain ascii. e.g. 100 rows, each row like "1.23 2.34 3.45".

I'm a complete novice with Mathematica, I assume this will be trivial.


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Try using

Import["/PATH/file.txt", "Table"];

This will convert each data point into a 2-D list. From, there you can easily plot any column with respect to any column. I don't know what is your data, but I am assuming them to be all numbers.

  • $\begingroup$ This works perfectly! Thank you. $\endgroup$
    – Peter R
    Commented Apr 28, 2022 at 18:27
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, thank you, this worked perfectly! My data is all numeric, in 3 columns. When I then passed the Import[ ] expression to ListPointPlot3D[] the data displayed in a 3D box as I needed! Well, nearly. The box & data are displayed with normal perspective, but for our purposes we need to see and rotate it without perspective. $\endgroup$
    – Peter R
    Commented Apr 28, 2022 at 19:00

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