Reading a time column

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Shahar ben ezra
Shahar ben ezra on 2 May 2021
Commented: Star Strider on 2 May 2021
Hello
I have a CSV file, with columns of times
When I read the file by readmatrix or readcell or readtable
I get columns of values ​​rather than times
How can I fix the problem?

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 2 May 2021
Here is one approach —
Excel_Val = '16:50:13' % Original
Excel_Val = '16:50:13'
MATLAB_Val = rem(datenum(Excel_Val, 'HH:MM:SS'),1) % Fraction-Of-Day Representration
MATLAB_Val = 0.7015
dt = datetime(MATLAB_Val, 'ConvertFrom','datenum', 'Format','HH:mm:ss') % ‘datetime’ Conversion
dt = datetime
16:50:13
.
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Star Strider
Star Strider on 2 May 2021
As always, my pleasure!
The 1 in the rem call isolates the decimal fraction part of the floating-point argument to it.
For example —
arg = pi
arg = 3.1416
decfrax_arg = rem(arg,1)
decfrax_arg = 0.1416
.

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