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
Ahmed Abdulla
Ahmed Abdulla on 16 Jun 2021
Unfortunately the following solution imports the full file as a table, not as column vectors :(
Stephen23 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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