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Dynamic Variable Name

Dynamic Variable Name

Dynamic Variable Name

Hi Guys,

I need to make this expression changes dynamically:

VariableX = importdata ('FilenameX.out');

where, everything is constant but the "X" is a integer number that changes from 1 to 5

for example: hello4 = impotdata ('file4.out');

Please Help Meeeeeeeeeee...


RE: Dynamic Variable Name

Use an array. Something like:

CODE --> Matlab

var(x) = importdata(['filename' int2str(x) '.out']) 

Hope that heeeeeeeeeeelps.

RE: Dynamic Variable Name

One of the most commonly asked questions when those new to Matlab try to read multiple files.

You can use the "eval" function to construct variable variable names, but that gets you into a deep hole of confusion and terrible code.

Use cell arrays instead. Plenty of help and examples in the Matlab docs exist.

- Steve

RE: Dynamic Variable Name

It sounds as though you're trying to read a large number of files into MATLAB... maybe using the DIR command to build your list would be the way to go?


files = dir('Filename*.out');
for n=1:length(files)

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