# Average data from excel

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Jony Smith on 29 Jul 2021
Commented: Jony Smith on 3 Aug 2021
Hello! I have a lot of xls files. In the first column is the depth, in the second the speed of sound. I have a script to display them on a graph. How can I write a loop so that a graph of their average value is displayed? And the resulting average value of the depth and speed of sound was recorded in a separate xls file?
[FileName,PathName]=uigetfile('*.xls');
num=table2array(num);
plot(num(:,2),num(:,1))
axis ij
grid on
hold on
Peter Perkins on 29 Jul 2021
The three files have different depth profiles, not even the same lengths. What does "average value" mean? Do you want the average speed at each depth? If so, how do you want to reconcile the different depths? Interpolation?

Chunru on 29 Jul 2021
Edited: Chunru on 29 Jul 2021
fn = dir('10G*.xls');
nfiles = length(fn);
ax(1) = subplot(121); hold on;
ax(2) = subplot(122);
svp = cell(size(fn));
for i = 1:nfiles
plot(ax(1), x.Var2, x.Var1);
svp{i} = [x.Var1 x.Var2];
end
axes(ax(1)); box on; grid on; ax(1).YDir ='reverse';
% average svp
depth = cellfun(@(x) x(end, 1), svp); % depth of each profile
maxdepth=max(depth);
% create new grid
z = linspace(0, maxdepth, 101);
s = zeros(size(z));
for i=1:nfiles
% interpolate the svp
s = s + interp1(svp{i}(:, 1), svp{i}(:, 2), z);
end
s = s / nfiles;
plot(ax(2), s, z);
axes(ax(2)); box on; grid on; ax(2).YDir ='reverse';
Jony Smith on 3 Aug 2021
Thank you!

R2021a

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