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rows interval using textscan

Asked by sermet OGUTCU on 24 Jun 2019
Latest activity Answered by Guillaume
on 24 Jun 2019
What is the equivalent of
in the


Bob Nbob
on 24 Jun 2019
To the best of my knowledge, you cannot specify a specific number of rows within textscan. You can tell it to ignore a number of rows at the beginning as 'headers,' but I don't believe it stops until it finishes the file once it actually starts reading.
Thank you Bob. Any alternative for textscan is available?

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Answer by Guillaume
on 24 Jun 2019
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The intent of the question is a bit unclear since textscan cannot parse excel files. If the intent is to parse a csv file, then both dlmread and csvread (which calls dlmread) accept a range.
In any case, it is very likely that parsing the text file would be a lot easier with readtable or readmatrix. The latter requires R2019a.


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