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findstringline

version 1.0.0.0 (1.44 KB) by Mark
Function finds the lines that a given string is present in a text file.

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Updated 16 May 2012

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I often have to import large data sets broken into chunks within a text file. Each data chunk has a header at its beginning. To identify the lines at which I need to begin importing data, I wrote this code.

So given a data chunk header, say str = 'Event #', this code will return to you every line that the header 'str' is present within. This aids in using the function textscan to import the data chunks. I simply use the line numbers found in this function as the 'SkipLines' for the textscan function.

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Mark (2022). findstringline (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/36732-findstringline), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010b
Compatible with any release
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