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Importing Matrix of mixed types into Matlab

Importing Matrix of mixed types into Matlab

Importing Matrix of mixed types into Matlab

Hi, I'm new to the community.

I'm trying to import data from a tabulated data file, but the data contains both strings (rows 1 to 23) and a large number of floats (rows 24 and on).  What I want to do is be able to load all of the floats (rows 24 and on) into Matlab while ignoring the rest, but I have no idea how to go about doing that.  I've played with textscan and textread, but I haven't been able to figure it out.  I would really appreciate anyone who could shine some light onto this for me.

I've attached a sample data file.


RE: Importing Matrix of mixed types into Matlab

Try this

[t,x,y,z] = textread('temp.txt','%f %f %f %f' ,'headerlines',23);

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