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Command to import column vectors

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Ahmed Abdulla
Ahmed Abdulla on 16 Jun 2021
Answered: Asvin Kumar on 23 Jun 2021
I am importing .csv files into matlab and usually I just specify the output type to column vectors(as shown in the picture), I was wondering if there is a command line that can do load the file automatically into my variables rather than having to open the import tab and specifying column vectors for each file
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Stephen
Stephen on 16 Jun 2021
Doing that programmatically is not recommended.
A table is a much better solution (every variable in the table is one column vector).

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Asvin Kumar
Asvin Kumar on 23 Jun 2021
Stephen's comment is correct. Each variable in a table is a column vector.
You can see this by selecting the "Generate Script" option from the drop down of the "Import Selection" button.
Here's a sample code which I saw when I generated a script for extracting column vectors:
% set options
% ...
% Import the data
tbl = readtable("somedata.txt", opts);
%% Convert to output type
VarName6 = tbl.VarName6;
'VarName6' was the output column vector.

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