Date: Jan 20, 2013 9:39 AM
Author: dpb
Subject: Re: Help using textscan or sscanf

On 1/20/2013 12:48 AM, Kevin Ellis wrote:

> I feel bad. I knew this was a challenging problem, but I'm impressed.
> The solution you came up with significantly reduces the runtime. One
> thing I should mention is that I have had to copy the section of code 12
> times for each month of the year. I call the dataset using datenum for
> each month ('001' for October all the way to '012' for September).I
> append that number onto the end of the number that your code made above.

Why would you replicate the code 12 times???? Wrap it in a function and
pass the month or somesuch...

> So you were able to accomplish the task in much fewer lines of code
> which is very impressive. Who knew it could be so simple. Too bad there
> isn't a built-in function in MatLab where you can just read strings
> right to left. That would make things much easier....

Well, again, if you want that function, write one that does it. A very
high fraction of Matlab functionality is just that: m- or p-files that
add the higher-level abstraction to the base language. Using the same
ideas for user code simplifies development in a specific application domain.