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Examples of CSV Writing

  • Writing a real number pairs with csvwrite() - Example
  • Writing a real number pairs with dlmwrite() - Example
  • Writing a complex number pairs with dlmwrite() - Example
  • Writing a number with dlmwrite() in a specific numeric precision - Example

 

Examples of CSV Reading

  • Reading a real number pair - Example
  • Reading a data with complex numbers - Example

 

 

CSV Writing

 

Example 1 : Writing a real number pairs with csvwrite()

 

    t = 0:pi/10:2*pi;

    y = sin(t);

     

    csvwrite('sin_t.dat',[t;y]');

 

csvwrite saves the data and put only LineFeed character at the end of each line. So if you open the csv file in Note++, Excell, Word , you will see the data as shown on the left (this is what you expected), but if you read the file with NotePad, you would see the contents as shown on right. This is because Notepad does not change the line only with LineFeed character. You need to put both Carriage Return character and Line Feed character at the end of the line. However, csvwrite() does not have any options to specify the end of line format. In this case, you need to use dlmwrite() as in the next example.

 

 

 

Example 2 : Writing a real number pairs with dlmwrite()

 

dlmwrite() function do similar function as csvwrite(), but it can specify various additional options like 'newline' or 'delimiter' etc.

    t = 0:pi/10:2*pi;

    y = sin(t);

     

    data = [t;y]';

     

    dlmwrite('sin_t.dat',data,'newline','pc');

 

 

 

 

Example 3 : Writing a complex number pairs with dlmwrite()

 

    t = 0:pi/10:2*pi;

    y = exp(i*t);

     

    data = [t;y]';

     

    dlmwrite('sin_t.dat',data,'newline','pc');

 

 

 

 

Example 4 : Writing a number with dlmwrite() in a specific numeric precision

 

    t = 0:pi/10:2*pi;

    y = exp(i*t);

     

    data = [t;y]';

     

    dlmwrite('sin_t.dat',data,'newline','pc','precision',6);

 

 

CSV Reading

 

Example 1 :  Reading a real number pair

 

This example is to read a data as shown below.

 

    data = csvread('sin_t.dat');

    plot(data(:,1),data(:,2),'r-');

 

Following is the result.

 

 

Example 2 :  Reading a data with complex numbers

 

This example is to read a data as shown below.

 

 

 

    data = csvread('complex.dat');

    plot(data(:,1),real(data(:,2)),'r-',data(:,1),imag(data(:,2)),'b-');

Following is the result.