I am reading my csv which looks like:


I read it with:

table = Take[Import["~/myfile.csv"]];
x = table[[All, 1]];
y = table[[All, 2]];
z = table[[All, 3]];
time = table[[All, 4]];
bool = table[[All, 5]];

Then I do some job with x,y,z and I need to export it back to csv. But I dont know how to get the table to export.

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    $\begingroup$ Put it in a list like so: list={x, y, z, time, bool}; and then Export["newfile.csv",list,"CSV"] $\endgroup$
    – C. E.
    Apr 13, 2014 at 20:12
  • $\begingroup$ it puts every table into one row. I need it as columns seperated by comma $\endgroup$
    – SpeedEX505
    Apr 13, 2014 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ I what @Pickett suggests is basically correct, but I also that you get an output table more to your liking by using list = Transpose @ {x, y, z, time, bool};. That will put things back into columns. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Apr 13, 2014 at 20:21
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    $\begingroup$ BTW, {x, y, z, time, bool} = Transpose[table]; is an easy way to extract column data. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Apr 13, 2014 at 20:24
  • $\begingroup$ It works, thank you :) If you write it as an answer I'll mark it as solved. $\endgroup$
    – SpeedEX505
    Apr 13, 2014 at 20:25

1 Answer 1


This is a job for Transpose.

table = Take[Import["~/myfile.csv"]];
{x, y, z, time, bool} = Transpose[table];
(* do stuff *)
output = Transpose[{x, y, z, time, bool}];
Export["newfile.csv", output, "CSV"]

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