Save .csv file as plain text
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Currently I am saving data to a .csv file, opening that file, and extracting certain columns. However, the only way that Matlab will read more than the first row is to open the saved csv file in Word and save. Words default is to convert it to plain text when saved (still a csv file, though)- so when I do this, Matlab has no trouble reading the entire file.
So, is there anyway that I can make Matlab save it as plaintext in the first place, to avoid opening and saving each file in Word?
My format is comma delimited, with carriage returns for each row. The Word-saved file and the original look identical when opened in notepad, but Matlab thinks there is a difference.
Daniel Shub on 2 Oct 2012
The question seems a little weird to me. I think of csv files are being plain text files. I also do not see the difference between a semicolon delimited file and a comma delimited file. Finally, in R2011a I don't have a command csvimport, but there is csvread and dlmread. I would suggest using dlmread on the semicolon delimited file and then use MATLAB to extract the columns you want.