So I am currently running an iPhone program that basically draws a lot of statistics from a scientific test. I am storing the results in a Rails backend. I have one cell with the userID, and another cell with all the data in a string such in the format "Statistic1=5, Statistic2=6, etc." (all separate variables are separated by commas) I want to run an algorithm on this data, and output the result. How do I draw the data from the Rails backend into a form that I can play with in C? (aka getting the data, and then breaking up the cell data into a format that I can run an algorithm on it?) Cheers!