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import file with exponential numbers

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Day Hong Kim
Day Hong Kim on 17 May 2021
Edited: Stephen on 17 May 2021
Hello all, hope you having a great day. I am trying to import the file filled with exponential numbers. Is there a function to import such data or do I need to put proper data spec to read the file? I attached the file fyi. Below is just the part of the file.
0.12906E+02 0.14317E+02 0.88397E+01 0.34394E+01 -0.44398E+01 -0.10266E+02
-0.12585E+02 -0.11425E+02 -0.71798E+01 -0.13563E+00 0.65529E+01 0.10236E+02
0.12218E+02 0.11005E+02 0.83890E+01 0.29082E+01 -0.48280E+01 -0.10441E+02
-0.12556E+02 -0.11418E+02 -0.65793E+01 -0.10231E+01 0.68138E+01 0.10930E+02
0.10841E+02 0.10579E+02 0.75920E+01 0.18988E+01 -0.47565E+01 -0.10717E+02
-0.12586E+02 -0.11715E+02 -0.71195E+01 -0.10548E+01 0.53404E+01 0.97314E+01
0.13372E+02 0.11455E+02 0.88030E+01 0.29380E+01 -0.40503E+01 -0.10190E+02
-0.12504E+02 -0.11302E+02 -0.70396E+01 -0.26535E+00 0.70146E+01 0.10111E+02
0.12237E+02 0.11866E+02 0.72969E+01 0.32354E+01 -0.40348E+01 -0.10136E+02
-0.12563E+02 -0.11747E+02 -0.70156E+01 -0.18686E+00 0.54810E+01 0.10231E+02
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Day Hong Kim
Day Hong Kim on 17 May 2021
I just noticed that the file becomes empty when I zip it. I changed the format to .txt from .d.
I have tried fread, fscanf and importdata. To read exponent notation, how should the format spec look like?

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Stephen
Stephen on 17 May 2021
You are making this far more complex than it needs to be:
M = readmatrix('1.txt')
M = 1656×6
12.9060 14.3170 8.8397 3.4394 -4.4398 -10.2660 -12.5850 -11.4250 -7.1798 -0.1356 6.5529 10.2360 12.2180 11.0050 8.3890 2.9082 -4.8280 -10.4410 -12.5560 -11.4180 -6.5793 -1.0231 6.8138 10.9300 10.8410 10.5790 7.5920 1.8988 -4.7565 -10.7170 -12.5860 -11.7150 -7.1195 -1.0548 5.3404 9.7314 13.3720 11.4550 8.8030 2.9380 -4.0503 -10.1900 -12.5040 -11.3020 -7.0396 -0.2653 7.0146 10.1110 12.2370 11.8660 7.2969 3.2354 -4.0348 -10.1360 -12.5630 -11.7470 -7.0156 -0.1869 5.4810 10.2310
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Stephen
Stephen on 17 May 2021
"The extension of the original file is .d, so readmatrix doesn't work"
Specify the filetype:
M = readmatrix('1.d', 'FileType','text')

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