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How can I load data into MATLAB from a text file?

You can load data into matlab using the "load" command. The data should be arranged just as you would want to appear in the matrix; for example, loading a file which contained:

	1.1   2.2    3.4
	2.2   3.3    2.3

would result in a two row, three column matrix.

The file should end in the extension ".dat". To load the file into a variable in matlab, you'd type something of the following form (substituting the path for your data) at the matlab prompt:

	load filename.dat

The data from the file will be loaded into the variable "filename".

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February 18, 2009

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