how to extract information from subfolders

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andrew
andrew on 28 Mar 2014
Answered: Image Analyst on 28 Mar 2014
I was able to produce the following code that is able to get the folders within a specific folder:
files = dir(C:\Users\abcde\Documents\MATLAB);
directoryNames = {files([files.isdir]).name};
directoryNames = directoryNames(~ismember(directoryNames,{'.','..'}))';
however I am trying to get the csv files within each subfolder called "object statistics" from each of the folders I pulled out from the code above. I have the following code:
for i=1:length(directoryNames)
folder=directoryNames{i};
filenames=ls([folder '\results\object statistics *.v2*'])
end
It is not doing what I want; trying to loop through each folder's subfolder called object statistics and pull out the csv file. how do I do this?
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Joseph Cheng
Joseph Cheng on 28 Mar 2014
I've only been able to do it manually by writing loops to go and search in subfolders contained in the main folder and add to a master list of folder and filenames. Which gets messy when subfolders contain subfolders.
Commenting to "bookmark" so if someone has a good answer.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 28 Mar 2014
See my attached script (below in blue text) to recurse into subfolders, getting file names. A simple adaptation will get you what you want.

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