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How can open and read .dat file?

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SM
SM on 8 Sep 2020
Commented: Walter Roberson on 4 Nov 2020
A=[3 4 4 NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN;
36 46 4 4 1 3 NaN NaN;
24 32 3 3 1 3 2 3;
25 32 3 3 1 3 2 NaN];
I have stored this matrix as a .dat file using following code:
filename = sprintf('output.dat');
dlmwrite(filename, A, ' ' );
Now I want to open (fopen) this "output.dat" file in read mode and want to read data from this open file using fscanf. How can I do that?
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
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SM
SM on 8 Sep 2020
The matrix A has been stored in output.dat file in my computer. Now I want to read data from the output.dat file using fopen and fscanf. I have used the following code:
fileID = fopen('output.dat','r');
result = fscanf(fileID,'%f')
It results single column array but I need the output in the following format:
result=[3 4 4 NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN;
36 46 4 4 1 3 NaN NaN;
24 32 3 3 1 3 2 3;
25 32 3 3 1 3 2 NaN];
or,
result=result={[3 4 4]; [36 46 4 4 1 3]; [24 32 3 3 1 3 2 3]; [25 32 3 3 1 3 2]};

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 Sep 2020
result = load('output.dat');
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 4 Nov 2020
dat is not a fixed file format. It is used by many different programs for whatever data they have handy. You would need to know which program created the file to try to figure out what the file format is.

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