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how to open such files "File B -ASCII" saved from MATLAB?

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chocho on 8 Jan 2020
Commented: chocho on 12 Jan 2020
Hi guys,
A text file saved from MATLAB like this "save ./source_file/Results B -ASCII" how it can be open using which software or any ??
I apprecaite your help!

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Stephen Cobeldick
Stephen Cobeldick on 8 Jan 2020
Edited: Stephen Cobeldick on 9 Jan 2020
The -ASCII option saves a double array as a text file with space delimiters. This means:
  • Any text editor can open that text file.
  • Any application that can parse a text file containing numeric data separated with (multiple) space character delimiters can import that data.
The MS Excel file importing wizard also handles it without any problems.
As Guillaume pointed out, you should probably avoid using save anyway: its text file format is apparently designed to look nice for humans and not really for transferring data between applications.


chocho on 8 Jan 2020
Hi,@ Stephen Cobeldick ,Thanks for your answer.
i really tried that include Excel and Notepad, but in all of them is showing me multiple values like this 0.00E+00 , thats' why i get confused.
Guillaume on 8 Jan 2020
If you want to export numerical data as text, you would be better off using writematrix, dlmwrite or csvwrite rather than save.
However, if you do not understand scientific notation and are not able to interpret 0.00e+00 then you need to learn about it as it's very commonly used.

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