What's the best way to open and read a .out file in MATLAB?

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What's the best way to open and read a .out file in MATLAB? The file has numbers and text and I can open it as a plain text file in MATLAB, but how do I read the data in the file? I've tried fopen and textscan and had no success. Thank you!

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per isakson
per isakson on 18 Aug 2019
Edited: per isakson on 19 Aug 2019
If the file contains columns of data, you may want to try the interactive tool Import Data
Notice that this tool can generate code to read files with identical format.

Rahul Gulia
Rahul Gulia on 8 Mar 2023
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 Mar 2023
Though I continue to maintain that importdata() is not the "best" call for any purpose. The data type of the output can depend on the contents of the file, so you have to test the actual output to find out what you received.

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