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
struc = fipsname
struc = fipsname(
struc = fipsname opens a
file selection window to pick the file, reads the FIPS codes, and
returns them in a structure.
struc = fipsname( 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 _
struc = fipsname('st_name.dat') struc = 1x57 struct array with fields: name id s(1) ans = name: 'Alabama' id: 1
The FIPS name files, along with TIGER thinned boundary files, are available over the Internet.