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Reading data from csv files

Asked by Ahmad Hasnain on 23 Apr 2019
Latest activity Answered by Guillaume
on 24 Apr 2019
I have 37 csv files. I need to read data from first row of all the 37 files and merge these 37 rows into one mat file.
Then I will read all the 2nd rows and merge them into one mat file.
I will keep reading the data till the last row of each csv file.
Name of my csv files are:
I am not sure how to do this.


I have extracted the data from all csv files using the following code.
csvfiles = dir('*.csv') ;
N = length(csvfiles) ;
A = cell(N,1) ;
for i = 1:N
A{i} = csvread(csvfiles(i).name);
Now I have a cell array that contains all the data. A{1,1}, A{2,1},...A{37,1}.
I want to extract the first row from A{1,1}, A{2,1},...{37,1} and then combine all the 37 rows in one mat file. How can I do that?
on 24 Apr 2019
Are you sure that all A{i} are of same size?
Yes, they are all of the same size 15x38

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1 Answer

Answer by Guillaume
on 24 Apr 2019
 Accepted Answer

%your original code, slightly modified
csvfiles = dir('*.csv');
filescontent = cell(numel(csvfiles), 1);
for i = 1:numel(csvfiles)
filescontent{i} = csvread(csvfiles(i).name);
%write rows of matrices into mat file
destfolder = 'C:\somewhere\somefolder';
allcontent = cat(3, filescontent{:}); %concatenate all matrices into a 3D matrix
%save rows of each matrix into a mat file (as variable rows)
for rowidx = 1:size(allcontent, 1)
rows = permute(allcontent(rowidx, :, :), [3 2 1]); %extract rows.Permute so each matrix is a row of rows
save(fullfile(destfolder, sprintf('row%d.mat', rowidx)), rows);


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