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Thread Subject:
dlmread

Subject: dlmread

From: Jessica

Date: 12 Feb, 2011 19:59:04

Message: 1 of 1

Hi,

I am trying to get a file into matlab that looks like this, delimited by spaces:


record started at: 02-12-11 11:33:08

file format version: 1
recordFrameCount movieFrameCount frames/sec QTtime(h:m:s) sysTime(h:m:s.msec) porX porY pupilX pupilY cornealRefX cornealRefY diameterW diameterH

0 43166 59.94 00:12:00 11:33:08.973 176 208 493 133 509 153 0 0
1 43167 59.94 00:12:00 11:33:09.034 176 208 493 133 509 153 0 0
2 43168 59.94 00:12:00 11:33:09.084 177 208 493 133 509 153 0 0

Two questions:
(1) Is it possible to ignore the first few lines (6 lines) of this file and only start saving into a variable starting with the numbers, i.e., "0" in this case.
(2) Matlab produces errors when I try to import the file without the headers:

0 43166 59.94 00:12:00 11:33:08.973 176 208 493 133 509 153 0 0
1 43167 59.94 00:12:00 11:33:09.034 176 208 493 133 509 153 0 0
2 43168 59.94 00:12:00 11:33:09.084 177 208 493 133 509 153 0 0

M = dlmread('data.txt','%s');

??? Error using ==> dlmread at 145
Mismatch between file and format string.
Trouble reading number from file (row 1, field 5) ==> :12:0

It seems to be having trouble with the colons.

Are there ways around these issues?

Thanks!

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