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how to read a text file using dlmread that is not in matlab directory?

Asked by Saba Yousaf on 11 Aug 2018
Latest activity Commented on by Saba Yousaf on 11 Aug 2018
Hi there... how to solve this error "Error using dlmread (line 122) The file 'an.text' could not be opened because: No such file or directory", as my file is located at desktop in text format. kidnly help me out to read data in this file. thanks in advance


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Answer by Ameer Hamza
on 11 Aug 2018
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If it is not on MATLAB path, you can still read it by specifying the correct Absolute or relative paths. For example, the following uses an absolute path
Where 'C:' is the drive in which folder is located. Similarly, on Mac or Linux, you will need respective absolute paths.


In this attachment first row contains the characters then how can i specify them in syntax "dlmread(filename, delimiters, r1 c1)" to read all data?
dlmread() can't read non-numeric data. In your file, the first column contains dates. For you case, more appropriate is
data = readtable('an.txt')

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