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Re: load file, skip comment lines

From: Joe Koski
Subject: Re: load file, skip comment lines
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 18:54:43 -0700
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on 1/25/07 5:20 PM, Doug Stewart at address@hidden wrote:

> the_verge wrote:
>> I'm using the load(filename) command to load some USGS data.  What I want to
>> know is, how do I make it skip the leading comment lines in the data file?
>> Specifically, the syntax I am using is:
>> x = load(filename);
>> A = x(:,1);
>> B = x(:,2);
>> C = x(:,3);
>> etc.  So if the first several lines are comment lines, how can I tell it to
>> ignore those lines before beginning to load data?  Is there a better way to
>> do that?
>> Thanks,
>> Vergil
> I usually edit the file first and delete those lines.
> Doug


Alternatively, I put a # sign in the first column of the header, then octave
ignores those lines. If there is an identifiable string, it's easy to do a
global substitute of #string for string in the header lines.

Another approach, if the number of lines is always the same, is to read
line-by-line (fgetl,fscanf,etc.) until you're past the header, then read the
rest of the lines. Keep in mind that there is also a C-compatible input
format that allows almost anything, but is really slow compared to the usual
octave reads.


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