reading data from text file

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Srtm
Srtm on 27 Jun 2022
Commented: Rena Berman on 24 Jan 2023
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I have a text file that consists of:
[a, b, c]=textread('C:\Users\Srtm\Desktop\new\os.txt','%f%f%f');
where am i doing wrong
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Rena Berman
Rena Berman on 24 Jan 2023
(Answers Dev) Restored edit

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Nitanshu
Nitanshu on 27 Jun 2022
Hi Halil,
Probably you want to extract the each column separately from the text file.
You can take the help from the below code:
ans = readtable("filename.txt");
a = ans(:, 1);
b = ans(:, 2);
c = ans(:, 3);
% a, b and c will be your required columns
Hope it helps!
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 27 Jun 2022
No, a b c would end up as tables with one variable each, not as numeric. Use readmatrix() or use {} indexing

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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 27 Jun 2022
Use readtable (use column headers as variable names) or readmatrix (will need to skip the first row) instead.

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