How do I load text files into the GUI workspace?

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I have a GUI in which I am trying to load data (from a txt file) from the directory in which the GUI code is at. I will also be manipulating this data within the GUI also.
I have tried the simple load command within the GUI code, but that does not work.
I am thinking of adding buttons and using uigetfile to load the files, but that isn't as discrete as I would like it to be.
Randy Souza
Randy Souza on 3 Dec 2012
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Arthur on 29 Nov 2012
Edited: Arthur on 29 Nov 2012
You can get the path to your mfile with mfilename and fileparts:
fname = mfilename('fullpath');
fdir = fileparts(fname);
Jan on 29 Nov 2012
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