Converting text to numbers

I am trying to convert these text into numbers so I can visualize the points. I have tried to trim whitespace and check if any symbols are in the way of the conversion. Any suggestions would be great!

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Post your GH file

This looks like a job for a simple regular expression \d+\.?\d* might be a good pattern. You can see how it works at

I used as test data


That gives as result

Addendum: of course it is then easy to add simple tests to find the X, Y and Z parts, then combine those into coordinates.

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here is the GH file Sorry for not posting it

Not sure exactly what you’re after, but this should get you started. This python script will convert your input text to a list of x, y, z values and create points with these values. It skips lines that don’t contain “X”, “Y”, and “Z”.

These are the points created with the data in your file:

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Thanks! I also found the solution after a bit of messing around with the script again.

You can also use components

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