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Subtracting numbers in two different txt files

by Arjani
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Jan14-13, 09:21 PM
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I have two .txt files with a bunch of numbers in them, below each other, like this:

File 1:


File 2:


Now I want to subtract the numbers in file 2 from the numbers in file 1 and get the results in a new .txt file:

File 3:


Very simple. I was going to do it in Excel, but I don't have that right now. Does anyone know another easy way?
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Jan15-13, 02:17 AM
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Use OpenOffice then. Or write Python script. Or post your problem giving enough information about OS and tools available to get a meaningful answer.
Jan15-13, 05:02 AM
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If you've got Windows, try VBScript. Read the 2 files into an array, add the elements of the arrays and write the results back out. Here's a link showing how to read and write files:

Jan20-13, 08:42 PM
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Subtracting numbers in two different txt files

You could download Open or Libre Office, or sign up for a GMail account and use the spreadsheet Google Docs application.

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