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How can I read a .json file?

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Carlyle Hickman
Carlyle Hickman on 24 Feb 2017
Edited: Nitesh Panchal on 26 Apr 2021
Hello I found some data on the web that requires me to open a .gz file and a .json. I was able to unzip the gz file in MATLAB but have not been able to read the .json.
My Code:
>> fname = 'meta_Electronics.json';
>> fid = fopen(fname);
>> raw = fread(fid,inf);
>> str = char(raw');
>> fclose(fid);
>> data = JSON.parse(str)
and this is the error that is displayed:
Undefined variable "JSON" or class "JSON.parse".
Can someone point me in the right direction, as far as what i need to change?
Cheers.
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Adam
Adam on 24 Feb 2017
I looked on the File Exchange when I wanted to read a json file, then downloaded something from there and made various edits to it to speed it up a bit. There are a few submissions on there that will read json files.
If you haven't defined anything called JSON though then
data = JSON.parse(str);
is highly optimistic coding. It's a very good way to code from the top level down using idealised code, but only if you write the code that you are calling too rather than just assume it will appear somehow!

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Alka Nair
Alka Nair on 22 Nov 2017
fname = 'meta_Electronics.json';
fid = fopen(fname);
raw = fread(fid,inf);
str = char(raw');
fclose(fid);
val = jsondecode(str);
worked for me.
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Tolga Karabiyikoglu
Tolga Karabiyikoglu on 12 Nov 2020
Cool- seems to work for me too

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the cyclist
the cyclist on 24 Feb 2017
You might be able to use the jsondecode function.
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Carlyle Hickman
Carlyle Hickman on 24 Feb 2017
Yarrrr, so
>> value = jsondecode('meta_Electronics')
or
>> value = jsondecode(text)

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Elbi Mutluoglu
Elbi Mutluoglu on 13 Feb 2020
How can I read this json file as array.
{"flowSegmentData":{"frc":"FRC0","currentSpeed":30,"freeFlowSpeed":85,"currentTravelTime":28,"freeFlowTravelTime":10,"confidence":0.9900000095367432,"roadClosure":false,"coordinates":{"coordinate":[{"latitude":40.99520713231141,"longitude":29.11316083692566},{"latitude":40.9951128720138,"longitude":29.11348934584032},{"latitude":40.99499782625885,"longitude":29.113922597143414},{"latitude":40.99492447823734,"longitude":29.11425589372996},{"latitude":40.99481265425299,"longitude":29.114754874308034},{"latitude":40.9947156413892,"longitude":29.115239700057685},{"latitude":40.99469244741794,"longitude":29.115362205564793},{"latitude":40.99466308297875,"longitude":29.115527466260318},{"latitude":40.99465731538117,"longitude":29.11556668313179},{"latitude":40.99465324816397,"longitude":29.115588820406316},{"latitude":40.9946365659001,"longitude":29.115684510886638},{"latitude":40.994617484549394,"longitude":29.11581043877149},{"latitude":40.99460761712758,"longitude":29.115881261564937}]},"@version":"traffic-service 3.2.001"}}
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Nitesh Panchal
Nitesh Panchal on 26 Apr 2021
please use----- {jsondecode('[ ----------------please paste your json code here------------- ]')}
{jsondecode('[{"flowSegmentData":{"frc":"FRC0","currentSpeed":30,"freeFlowSpeed":85,"currentTravelTime":28,"freeFlowTravelTime":10,"confidence":0.9900000095367432,"roadClosure":false,"coordinates":{"coordinate":[{"latitude":40.99520713231141,"longitude":29.11316083692566},{"latitude":40.9951128720138,"longitude":29.11348934584032},{"latitude":40.99499782625885,"longitude":29.113922597143414},{"latitude":40.99492447823734,"longitude":29.11425589372996},{"latitude":40.99481265425299,"longitude":29.114754874308034},{"latitude":40.9947156413892,"longitude":29.115239700057685},{"latitude":40.99469244741794,"longitude":29.115362205564793},{"latitude":40.99466308297875,"longitude":29.115527466260318},{"latitude":40.99465731538117,"longitude":29.11556668313179},{"latitude":40.99465324816397,"longitude":29.115588820406316},{"latitude":40.9946365659001,"longitude":29.115684510886638},{"latitude":40.994617484549394,"longitude":29.11581043877149},{"latitude":40.99460761712758,"longitude":29.115881261564937}]},"@version":"traffic-service 3.2.001"}}]')}

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