Saving a .txt with Month/Day in filename

6 views (last 30 days)
Michael on 21 Oct 2013
Commented: Image Analyst on 22 Oct 2013
Hello MW forum!
I'd like to save a big matrix to an ascii file as double, but I'd like the date (preferably the month/day) added to the filename before the '.txt'...
I was using something like:
save('good_series.txt', matrix_variable, '-ascii', 'double')
and Ive tried a few other things where I try to pass the date in as an argument to a filename, but it was unsuccessful. I'd like to avoid using solutions with f* anything.. fid, fopen, etc.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions and help.
Michael on 22 Oct 2013
Hey this works THANK YOU, PS this is the second time you've correctly answered my query and I couldn't upvote it or accept it! What gives?

Sign in to comment.

Accepted Answer

Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 21 Oct 2013
Use sprintf() to construct the filename from the date string:
formatOut = 'dd-mmm-yyyy';
d=datestr(now, formatOut)
baseFileName = sprintf('%s, good_series.txt', d)
fullFileName = fullfile(yourFolder, baseFileName);
save(fullFileName, matrix_variable, '-ascii', 'double')
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 22 Oct 2013
It creates a filename with a date encoded into it. Of course, you then use that filename in the save() function to save whatever variables you want (such as the variable matrix_variable that you used) into that file. My code had
save(fullFileName, matrix_variable, '-ascii', 'double')
in it to save the variable matrix_variable into a 16 bit ASCII text file (which you want for some reason according to your original code). (This was in my initial Answer, not the comment which was to just explain that the filename did indeed have the date in it).

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (0)

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!