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Writting to a .tx file

Asked by Suzie
on 22 Apr 2013

I am creating a high score table for a game. I created a .txt file that has a name in the first column and a two digit score in the second column.

I am trying to make it so a user can input their name and their score onto the file.

So far I have... fid = fopen('HighScoreTable.txt', 'w');

data = textscan(fid, '%s %d');

close = fclose(fid);

names = data{1}

scores = data{2}

But it is giving me this error message ..

Error using textscan Unable to read any data from the file, textscan may not have read access.

Error in Table (line 5) data = textscan(fid, '%s %d');



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Answer by per isakson
on 22 Apr 2013

Writing or reading?


    fid = fopen('HighScoreTable.txt', 'r' );

with an "r" for reading. textscan does only reading.


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