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How to Import unformatted text data?

Asked by Maddila on 4 Oct 2012

Below I have attached a text file , how to read and separate the values

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Jan Simon on 4 Oct 2012
[FIRING PLATFORM SCENARIO]
SURFACE  FRIGATE  1 
[TORPEDO SCENARIO DETAILS]

Are you sure that these data are not concerned by the export restrictions of mass destruction weapons? I got troubles already when I've posted an 128-bit AES encryption in the FEX...

Would our assistence support killing of human in any nation for any reasons?

Matt Kindig on 4 Oct 2012

CAE is a well-known defense contractor. So, yeah, probably.

Maddila on 5 Oct 2012

No ,,This is just reference text file,,i have to program it mr Jan Simon,,

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Answer by Matt Kindig on 4 Oct 2012
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Hi Maddila,

This looks like a rather non-uniform format, so your best bet might be to read in the full file, and then separate it out using regexp. It looks like splitting by square brackets might do the trick. Something like this:

str = fileread('your/file/name');    %read in file in full
parts = regexp(str, '\[|\]', 'split');  %split by brackets
%then you can extract information from the individual split out sections.

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