How to make equation work for each frame of data?

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Hey guys! I have walking data that I am trying to calculate joint angles for. The data I have has two colums of 134 rows that I need the equations to calculate for each frame of data. I do not know how to do this. I assume I'll need some for of a loop to do so.

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William Rose
William Rose on 28 Feb 2023
Edited: William Rose on 28 Feb 2023
[edit: correct error in my code]
This looks like something I would have assigned when I taught biomechanics or when I taught a graduate course in advanced biomechanics.
You have sagital plane data for right hip, knee, ankle, foot. You do not need a for loop. Matlab is good at avoiding the need for for loops.
What happens when you run your code? Do you get an error? What is it?
You did not supply the csv file. You only supplied the PDF, which is not useful.
It looks like you are not using the necessary syntax for indexing the matrices. Let's assume the following code works (which I cannot verify, since I don't have the CSV file):
data = readmatrix('2D_kinematics_2022.csv'); %read data from file
RGRT = data(:,1:2); %x,y for R greater trochanter
RLCO = data(:,3:4); %x,y for R knee lateral epicondyle
Compute the angle of the thigh vector relative to horizontal:
Try it and apply that idea to the other angles, including joint angles.

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