Load function not properly loading a numeric ASCII file

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I am trying to load and ASCII file that is 24X48. The load function will not load the load the actual values in the work space. It will load zeros. The "readtable" will work without a problem but it puts in format has to be converted into an array and can only be done after individual values are pulled out, put into a 1X1 table then converted into an array. I am using R2018a at this time. I never had this problem with my old version R2008b.
Is there a way to use the load function on a ASCII file that is in the form of a table that will not cause this issue?
Ideally, I need a function that can load in an ASCII file into the workspace as an array quickly without jumping through hoops and allow the data to be either a character or an integer or number?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 29 Sep 2018
I just tried it on R2018a on Windows 10. load() worked fine for me. I did have to use
format long g
to be able to see the full range of values.

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 29 Sep 2018
Your file is (24 x 47), and load reads it correctly and completely:
D = load('20180919N.txt');
I copied your entire file to my workspace, as well as imported it with load, then did a logical test for equality between the two matrices. The two matrices are the same.
Star Strider
Star Strider on 15 Oct 2018
Our pleasure.
MATLAB has changed over the years, and even between R2018a and 2018b. See the Release Notes (link) for a release-by-release synopsis. It now also has a search function.

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