This is machine translation

Translated by Microsoft
Mouseover text to see original. Click the button below to return to the English verison of the page.

Note: This page has been translated by MathWorks. Please click here
To view all translated materals including this page, select Japan from the country navigator on the bottom of this page.


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)


struc = fipsname opens a file selection window to pick the file, reads the FIPS codes, and returns them in a structure.

struc = fipsname(filename) reads the specified file.


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:


ans = 
    name: 'Alabama'
      id: 1


The FIPS name files, along with TIGER thinned boundary files, are available over the Internet.

Introduced before R2006a

Was this topic helpful?