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How to extract text and value from a .txt file ?

Asked by Karim
on 29 Sep 2017
Latest activity Commented on by Karim
on 3 Oct 2017
i have to import an array from a .txt file into Matlab. The problem is I have 2 arrays of similar shape that contain text and numbers (I would like both).
I tried using "uiimport" (which is convenient since I'm making a GUI): It works well with the file1 : I get a "data" matrix (I don't know what it is) and a "textdata" cell array which I can work with.
However here is the problem, with the file2, the "textdata" cell array only contains the first line.
Could you please help me find a solution ?
(I suggest the problem may be related to the last column being empty)


@Kian, use the answer box for answers, rather than comments on the question.
That way, you'll get reputation points if Karim accepts your answer. He can't do that with comments.
@Guillaume thank you for your comment. I didn't know it. For the next times I will answer the questions instead of put a comment.
Thank you for your help, this helped me to resolve my problem.

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1 Answer

Answer by aL
on 29 Sep 2017
 Accepted Answer

You can use the readtable command.
filedata = readtable('file2.txt','delimiter','\t','readvariablenames',true);

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Thank you for your help

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