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How do I load text files into the GUI workspace?

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Hamza on 29 Nov 2012
I have a GUI in which I am trying to load data (from a txt file) from the directory in which the GUI code is at. I will also be manipulating this data within the GUI also.
I have tried the simple load command within the GUI code, but that does not work.
I am thinking of adding buttons and using uigetfile to load the files, but that isn't as discrete as I would like it to be.


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Jan on 30 Nov 2012
Deleting questions demotivates uers to invest time in formulating answers. So please stop doing this.
Randy Souza
Randy Souza on 30 Nov 2012
Hamza, could you please explain why you would like this question deleted? Your solution may be useful to other people in the future.
You mention that you used a simpler way--please post that as an additional answer to the question.
Randy Souza
Randy Souza on 3 Dec 2012
I have restored the original text of this question.
Hamza, this question has a clear subject and multiple answers (including yours), so it may be valuable to someone else in the future. If you have a good reason why it should be removed from MATLAB Answers, please add a comment explaining why it should be deleted, and an administrator or high-reputation contributor will consider deleting the question. Please do not simply edit your question away.

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Arthur on 29 Nov 2012
Edited: Arthur on 29 Nov 2012
You can get the path to your mfile with mfilename and fileparts:
fname = mfilename('fullpath');
fdir = fileparts(fname);


Hamza on 29 Nov 2012
I figured it out, I used a simpler way. Thank you.
Jan on 29 Nov 2012
@Hamza: The idea of this forum is to share problems and their solutions with other. Deleting a question after you find a solution does not support this. To encourage users to help you in the future also, it would be more helpful, if you post your solution instead.

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