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How to .txt or .rcmp file data with separated by colon?

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Hi,
I need to read the following data in Matlab from txt or .rcmp file.
11 0
1 1 0
0 0 0 0 4 1:2 1:3 1:4 1:5
2 1 2 0 2 2:6 2:7
3 1 1 0 1 3:7
5 1 1 0 1 4:7
2 1 2 0 1 5:8
4 2 1 0 1 6:9
2 0 1 0 2 7:9 7:10
6 2 1 0 1 8:10
3 1 0 0 1 9:11
4 1 1 0 1 10:11
0 0 0 0 0
How can I read the above data in Matlab?
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dpb
dpb on 8 Jul 2021
This is about as badly a formatted file as there is...
>> while ~feof(fid)
l=fgetl(fid);disp(sum(l==9))
end
0
0
8
6
5
5
5
5
6
5
5
5
4
>> fid=fclose(fid);
>>
It's tab delimited except it isn't...this really confuses everything I tried quickly...

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Monika Jaskolka
Monika Jaskolka on 8 Jul 2021
>> fileread('test.txt')
ans =
'11 0
1 1 0
0 0 0 0 4 1:2 1:3 1:4 1:5
2 1 2 0 2 2:6 2:7
3 1 1 0 1 3:7
5 1 1 0 1 4:7
2 1 2 0 1 5:8
4 2 1 0 1 6:9
2 0 1 0 2 7:9 7:10
6 2 1 0 1 8:10
3 1 0 0 1 9:11
4 1 1 0 1 10:11
0 0 0 0 0 '
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dpb
dpb on 8 Jul 2021
>> whos ans
Name Size Bytes Class Attributes
ans 1x215 430 char
>>
leaves with just one long char() string. Have fun parsing the result...

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