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xlswrite and xlsread is not working in MATLAB R2012a in in Ubuntu 12.04 operating system.......

Asked by Priya
on 22 May 2013

I have come to know xlsread and xlswrite functions does not work in linux operating sytsem.

Is there any linux compatible alternative function to xlsread and xlswrite.

Please do reply......



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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 22 May 2013
 Accepted answer

xlsread() and xlswrite() do work on Linux (and on OS-X). They do, however, have restricted functionality.

Excel is not available for Linux, so it is not clear what benefit there would be to creating more complex Excel files in Linux ?

Anyhow, in the meantime see


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