I have found the functionality of being able to read data from a .txt file and storing them in a MATLAB matrix as quite useful and needed.
Example application: imagine you having some data stored in a .txt file (from some measurements) and you want additionally to process them, visualize or just save. This code does that.
This code is very similar to what load does. But, in this case one is able to add a bit customized functionality to my code to suit their specific needs.
Note: It assumes existence of only numeric data in a .txt file.
MATRIX = txt2mat('data000.txt')