Create a table with timedate and values

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I got 2 mat files:
  • old.mat that is 432x2 with time date 01/01/2016 05:00:00 with an interval of 1 minute in each row and a variable X in the 2nd column;
  • new that is a 423x3, with time in the 1st column and values for variables Y1 and Y2, in the 2nd and 3rd column
Objective newtable(:,1) = old(:,1); newtable(:,2) = old(:,2); newtable(:,3:4) = new (:,2:3)
I tried newtable = [old(:,1:2) new(:,2:3)] but i got an error:
All inputs must be datetimes or date/time character vectors or date/time strings.

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Peter Perkins
Peter Perkins on 6 Apr 2018
It's pretty much impossible to say for sure what you're doing wrong without knowing what's in those mat files, but based on the error you show, it seems like you have a datetime variable and are trying to horzcat it with either a table or a numeric matrix. If variables is a numeric matrix, use array2timetable on your matrix with t_ref as the row times. If it's a table, use table2timetable.
Tiago Dias
Tiago Dias on 6 Apr 2018
no clue what i did different today compared to yesterday but what i wrote on the explanation now is working, sorry and thanks for your time

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