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Read in a plain/text file in Matlab

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Eli Dim
Eli Dim on 28 Jul 2015
Edited: per isakson on 28 Jul 2015
I have a plain/text file which contains the following information:
"Dukovany","Temelin","Prunerov","Pocerady","Chvaletice","Detmarovice","Tusimice II","Melnik II&III","Vresova","Opatovice","Melnik I","Kladno","Ostrava","Komorany","Ledvice","Tisova I","Trebovice","Porici","Plzen","Praha","Steti","Litvinov","Hodonin","Kladno II","Zlin","Krystovofy","Horni","Dlouhe","Dalesice","Orlik","Slapy","Lipno","Stechovice II","Kamyk","Stechovice I","Strekov","Vranov","Vrane","Nechranice","Ralsko","Veprek","Sevetin","Brno","Mimon","Vranovska","Stribro","Chomutov","Uhersky Brod","Chrudichromy","Letkow","Line"
I want to read it in Matlab. I tried
infile = 'PowerPlantNames';
data = load(infile,'-ascii');
But I get the following error: Error using load Unknown text on line number 1 of ASCII file PowerPlantNames ""Dukovany"". How can I read in my information?
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Eli Dim
Eli Dim on 28 Jul 2015
Part of the problem I solved (load can't be used in this case). Using the following command I was able to input the information:
filename = 'PowerPlantNames.txt';
powerplantnames = importdata(filename);
I attached the outputut (powerplantnames). How can I quickly separate the strings?

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per isakson
per isakson on 28 Jul 2015
Edited: per isakson on 28 Jul 2015
>> out = cssm();
>> out{1}(12:14)
ans =
function cac = cssm()
fid = fopen( 'PowerPlantNames.txt' );
cac = textscan( fid, '%q', 'Delimiter',',' );
fclose( fid );
and PowerPlantNames.txt contains the data of your question
Or using the file 1.mat
>> load 1
>> cac = textscan( powerplantnames{1}, '%q', 'Delimiter',',' );
>> cac{1}(12:14)
ans =

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Muthu Annamalai
Muthu Annamalai on 28 Jul 2015
Original question is answered by
  1. doc fileread
See split manipulation functions
  1. doc strsplit
  2. doc regexprep


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