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difficulty in printing for 'cell' inputs.

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muaz shaikh
muaz shaikh on 21 Feb 2018
Commented: Jan on 23 Feb 2018
I have a text file having sentences.I want to edit and print each sentence in a new line .I successfully edited but find difficulty in printing
fid1=fopen('edited_sentences_program3.txt','r');
fid2=fopen('edited_sentences_program4','w');
while ~ feof(fid1)
new_line = fgetl(fid1);
a=new_line;
b=strsplit(a);
c=[b(end) b];
c(end)=[];
fprintf(fid2,'%s\n',c)
end
fclose(fid1);
fclose(fid2);
when I run the code ;error is
"Function is not defined for 'cell' inputs." for line fprintf(fid2,'%s\n',c)

Accepted Answer

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Feb 2018
fprintf(fid2,'%s\n',c{:})
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muaz shaikh
muaz shaikh on 22 Feb 2018
Thanks a lot Roberson it solved my problem

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Jan
Jan on 21 Feb 2018
while ~ feof(fid1)
a = fgetl(fid1);
b = strsplit(a);
c = [b(end) b(1:end-1)];
fprintf(fid2, '%s\n', c{:})
end
I've simplified the code. To print the elements of a cell, use c{:}, which converts the cell to a comma separated list of its elements.
The description is "print each sentence in a new line". You code prints each word in a new line and moves the last word before the others. Is this intended? If not, please post an example for the input and the wanted output.
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Jan
Jan on 23 Feb 2018
Oh dear! "Why yell or worry over silly items? */sx8" was an example sentence. I did not get this.

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Unai San Miguel
Unai San Miguel on 21 Feb 2018
If you are OK with the contents and format of c maybe you can substitute the fprintf line by:
cellfun(@(x) fprintf(fid2, '%s\n', x), c)
This line will go element by element of the cell c and fprint it.
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muaz shaikh
muaz shaikh on 22 Feb 2018
thanks mingue,Simon and Roberson;all three answers are given print with every word in a new line where as I want one sentence in one line.I have also tried many other methods but still not succeded...

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Jan
Jan on 22 Feb 2018
Edited: Jan on 22 Feb 2018
Maybe you want this:
Str = fileread('edited_sentences_program3.txt');
Str(ismember(Str, char([10, 13]))) = []; % Remove line breaks.
CStr = strsplit(Str, '.');
fid = fopen('edited_sentences_program4', 'w');
fprintf(fid, '%s.\n', CStr{:});
fclose(fid);
Or even easier:
Str = fileread('edited_sentences_program3.txt');
Str(ismember(Str, char([10, 13]))) = []; % Remove line breaks
Str = strrep(Str, '.', ['.', char(10)]); % Insert new line breaks after each dot
fid = fopen('edited_sentences_program4', 'w');
fwrite(fid, Str, 'char');
fclose(fid);
Maybe even "?" and "!" are valid ends of a sentence. What about "..."? Where does a sentence end, if it contains direct speech?
She said, "I will be at home." and I said, "Me too!"
So please post a relevant input and what you want as output. This would make it much easier to help you to solve your problem.
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Jan
Jan on 22 Feb 2018
If a given suggestion helped you to solve the problem, please accept it such that the readers care for other questions, which are still open. If no answer helped you, it would be kind if you post your own solution and accept it. This would be useful for the forum.

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