How to load multiple indexed .txt tables at once using a loop?

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Emerson De Souza
Emerson De Souza on 18 Jan 2012
MOTIVATION: Hi, I want to import multiple tables such as table1.txt, table2.txt, ..., tablei.txt.
WHAT I DID: For this I wrote the following lines:
for i=1:3;
x{i}=load('table%d.txt',i)';
end
PROBLEM: I obtain the following error: ??? Error using ==> load Argument must contain a string.
QUESTION How should I write the command lines to obtain
x1=load('table1.txt');
x2=load('table2.txt');
xi=load('tablei.txt');
without needing to write each line for each i?
I thank you in advance for your help
Emerson

Accepted Answer

TAB
TAB on 18 Jan 2012
for i=1:3
x{i}=load(sprintf('table%d.txt',i));
end
Why you are using load() for reading text file ? You can do better with textscan().
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TAB
TAB on 19 Jan 2012
You can use textscan() based on what is content of your text file and what is your expected output.
For help type
>> doc textscan
on command window
Please give some example data of your text file and your expected output, then only i can suggest anything.

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