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Is this even possible?

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Tim
Tim on 20 Jun 2013
I am attempting to read in a .exp file to Matlab. I'm pretty mediocre with Matlab, but I will try to explain what I have tried to the best of my abilities.
filename,pathname] = uigetfile('*.exp', ...
'Select a data file', ...
%mypathhere);
fid = fopen(filename,'r+');
I've managed to be able to get a value for fid other than -1 with this, but the file is always empty when i open it in matlab. It isn't empty outside of matlab however. I'm not sure if it is having problems because the .exp file contains both numerical and non numerical characters, but it's been very frustrating. Any help is appreciated

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Kye Taylor
Kye Taylor on 20 Jun 2013
Have you tried right-clicking on the file from the current folder browser? In the context-menu that pops up you should see something like "Import Data," but I'm not sure MATLAB will recognize it as a text file.
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Kye Taylor
Kye Taylor on 20 Jun 2013
Ahh very good. So, you've got numbers and letters in the same file (that is essentially a text file)? Checkout the textscan function. I can give you more direction if you provide a snippet of the file.

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