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Converting a human-readable txt file to machine-readable

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Eleanor Walkerdine
Eleanor Walkerdine on 26 Nov 2020
Edited: Ameer Hamza on 26 Nov 2020
I extracted some data to a text file to then format in excel but it has read in a human-readable format. Is there a way I can reload my current text file into MatLab and reconvert it to a machine-readable format?

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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 26 Nov 2020
Edited: Ameer Hamza on 26 Nov 2020
Following loads the values again as numeric form
str = fileread('HourlyBirkenesOzone.txt');
values = regexp(str, '(\d+\.\d+)', 'tokens');
values = str2double([values{:}]);
I am not sure how you created the current file, but if you want to save it properly then use functions such as writematrix() to write file in MS excel format or save() to save in binary format.

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