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Re: load file, skip comment lines

From: the_verge
Subject: Re: load file, skip comment lines
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:59:42 -0800 (PST)


Thanks for the reply.  Here's a question though, what if you had hundreds of
these files to run, and couldn't be bothered to edit each one?  What's the
best way to read in a data file with comments at the top?



Doug Stewart 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
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