MATLAB can't find my file

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Tom on 12 Dec 2012
Commented: Armando Torres on 10 Nov 2022
I'm trying to read in an excel spreadsheet and I can't get it to do it.
I put the spreadsheet in the MATLAB home directory, then I put this: -
M = xlsread('Psych_anon_mine.xlsx');
And I get the error message: -
??? Error using ==> xlsread at 214 XLSREAD unable to open file Psych_anon_mine.xlsx. File /Users/Tom**********/Documents/MATLAB/Psych_anon_mine.xlsx not found.
(The stars are just my last name)
Error in ==> Ass_2_data_A at 3 M = xlsread('Psych_anon_mine.xlsx');
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 12 Dec 2012
(Looks like you are using OS-X)
At the MATLAB command prompt, try
!ls ~/Documents/MATLAB/Psych_anon*
and see if it finds the file. Perhaps there is a hidden extension.
Armando Torres
Armando Torres on 10 Nov 2022
It worked! Thank you both

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