how to remove header row

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Samaneh Arzpeima
Samaneh Arzpeima on 9 Jan 2019
I have a file and need to extract lines with specific names, namely rows that their forth colomns are str*dep01
So I used data inport tool to read it into a table
writetable(FAULTSTATIONS,'FAULTSTATIONS.txt','Delimiter',' ','WriteRowNames',true)
then I got
VarName1 VarName2 VarName3 VarName4 VarName5
-150000 -100000 0 "str01dep01" 1
-132765.8649 -100000 -3038.843 "str01dep02" 1
-103221.6342 -100000 -8248.288 "str01dep03" 1
-73677.42052 -100000 -13457.73 "str01dep04" 1
-14588.95908 -100000 -23876.62 "str01dep05" 1
I need to remove the header first (VarName1........VarName5) and use something like
filename = 'FAULTSTATION.txt';
? = importdata(filename);
I am sorry I have no idea what to do,would you please tell me what to do

Answers (1)

madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 9 Jan 2019
Edited: madhan ravi on 9 Jan 2019
t=readtable('FAULTSTATIONS.txt'); % tables by default have variable names so covert to cell
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Samaneh Arzpeima
Samaneh Arzpeima on 9 Jan 2019
thank you,I've got a cell without the header row. not sure how to extract what i need.
I wanted to import the original file to text file, delete the first line and save the remaining lines to a new text file. Then extract those rows which their 4th colomns match with
str * dep01

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