average of one column of many text file

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I have three hundrad text files and each have 4 columns.I have to do average of 3rd column of all the text files.It will come as a single column.How can we do this.

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KSSV on 20 May 2016
txtfiles = dir '*.txt' ; % pick txt files in directory
Nfiles = length(txtfiles) ; % total number of files
iwant = zeros(Nfiles,1) ; % initialize the avg array
for i = 1:Nfiles % loop for each file
data = importdata(txtfiles(i).name) ; % load the data
iwant(i) = mean(data(:,3)) ; % get the mean
Arashdeep Singh
Arashdeep Singh on 10 Jul 2021
No, it cannot; it is specifically matlab code

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