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Lillian Lau
Lillian Lau on 30 Jul 2018
Commented: Lillian Lau on 30 Jul 2018
Hello, I have a .txt file with two jagged columns (example shown as code). How do I read these two columns into two different arrays? I have tried the load() and xlsread(), but I usually end up with one .xlsx file with both columns squished into one .xlsx column. Would appreciate suggestions, and thank you in advance!
1.33 333.2
1.5678 7.211
1.9 1.2346

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Paolo on 30 Jul 2018
Edited: Paolo on 30 Jul 2018
If you want a cell array you can use:
fileID = fopen('mytext.txt');
mydata = textscan(fileID,'%f%f','HeaderLines',1);
If you prefer a table you can use:
t = readtable('mytext.txt','ReadVariableNames',false)

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