Read Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) name file used with TIGER thinned boundary files
fipsname will be removed in a future release. More recent TIGER/Line data sets are available in shapefile format and can be imported using shaperead.
struc = fipsname
struc = fipsname(filename)
The TIGER thinned boundary files provided by the U.S. Census use FIPS codes to identify geographic entities. This function reads the FIPS files as provided with the TIGER files. These files generally have names of the format _name.dat.
struc = fipsname('st_name.dat') struc = 1x57 struct array with fields: name id s(1) ans = name: 'Alabama' id: 1