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fscanf to read a file which contains an intensity image

Asked by Alexandre
on 8 Dec 2012

Hello, I need to read a file that contains an double/float matrix in format

1,    1,   0.00,   0.00,   0.00,      2426 
248,  256,   0.00,   0.00,   0.00,      1839                                 

problem is that in the first 142 lines, there are strings which i have to ignore, and I'm not getting fscanf to work. Im not allowed to use textscan This is how im calling fscanf:

A = fscanf(fid, '%f %f %f %f %f %f', [6, inf])

In help fscanf, it says that the lines that arent in the specified format will be ignored, but that doesn't happen

Reply please, thank you!

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Jan Simon
on 8 Dec 2012

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2 Answers

Answer by Walter Roberson
on 8 Dec 2012

Where do you see that in the help for fscanf? The documentation says,

   If fscanf cannot match the format to the data, it reads only the portion that matches into A and stops processing.


Answer by Jan Simon
on 8 Dec 2012

How to skip 142 lines:

fid = fopen(FileName, 'r');
if fid == -1, error('Cannot open file: %s', FileName); end
for k = 1:142


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