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Topic: xlsread not working with Excel 2010
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Re: xlsread not working with Excel 2010
Posted: Apr 4, 2013 3:58 PM
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"Barry Williams" <> wrote in message <kjbo86$1i$>...
> > HI Barry - Thanks for your help!
> >
> > I've tried csvread, but I couldn't get it to work because of the string in the last column. I've not managed to find a command that would read my csv ignoring the last field.
> >
> > Barry, for some reason when I feel your code my CSV (I can't upload it anywhere), I get a cell array of empty doubles and a string. I don't quite understand why it doesn't work for me, when it did for you.
> >
> > I'd be perfectly happy to not read in that last field (20mm/min) from the files (there are many that I have to process) but I haven't found the right command.
> >
> > Thanks - I'll keep working - looking at your code to see if I can somehow tweak it...

> Sample : Default
> Span : 10.0
> Width : 5.0
> Thickness : 1.0
> Start Sampletime : 100ms
> Start Speed : 20mm/min
> Gain : x1
> Video file :
> Scale : 0.078
> Number of points : 309
> Ver6.1.83
> Tensile
> Test duration : 30.9000000000002s
> Max travel : 9.992mm
> Max extension : 0.000mm
> Comment : 200N single leadscrew tensile with 67:1 gearbox & 256 line encoder. Calibrated at 20N. Trip set to 20N
> Point,"Elongation","Force","Position","Code","Samplerate","Motorspeed"
> .1,-10.068,.023,.0032,2,100,"20mm/min"
> .2,-10.068,.024,.0032,0,100,"20mm/min"
> .3,-10.068,.024,.0032,0,100,"20mm/min"
> .4,-10.068,.015,.0032,0,100,"20mm/min"
> .5,-10.068,.062,.0032,0,100,"20mm/min"
> .6,-10.059,.198,.0117,0,100,"20mm/min"
> .7,-10.039,.415,.0322,0,100,"20mm/min"
> .8,-10.015,.614,.0557,0,100,"20mm/min"
> .9,-9.991,.801,.0803,0,100,"20mm/min"
> 1,-9.962,.973,.109,0,100,"20mm/min"
> Please don't top post.
> It's a bit difficult to sort out exactly what is in your csv files. Are there 20 header lines, with the last header line starting with Point,"Elongation"...? If yes, how many of the header lines do you need to read? Textscan includes an optional switch:
> fid=fopen('csv_file.csv','r');
> data=textscan(fid,'%n %n %n %n %n %n %s','delimiter',',', 'headerlines', 20);
> fclose(fid);
> Barry

Thank you so much! This works well. One addition though - the m-file has to be in the same folder as the files and that also has to be the current folder in order to run the function. It's a bit odd, given that I have a line to change the current folder.

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