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Samer Husam
Samer Husam on 5 Jul 2012
hi all, I wanna do loop for an output to be like this
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45
13:00
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
how can I get this output in MATLAB??? please help and advice...
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Jan
Jan on 5 Jul 2012
Edited: Jan on 5 Jul 2012
Please add any details by editing the question, because it is not clear, what you want to achieve and which level of variability you want.
In addition it is recommended to use meaningful tags, because they are used to classify the questions. Nearly all questions concern "Matlab code". I'm not able to give better tags by my own, because you did not specify, if your problem concerns a TIMER, SPRINTF, FPRINTF to the command window or to a file, a GUI, etc.
Samer Husam
Samer Husam on 5 Jul 2012
I have GUI the user set the step up value (interval) of 15, 30 or 60 mins, in order to write these results in excel file each value in a cell of column A.
it suppose to go from 12:00-14:00 but with different interval based on user choose.

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Accepted Answer

Andrei Bobrov
Andrei Bobrov on 5 Jul 2012
Edited: Andrei Bobrov on 6 Jul 2012
try
datestr(datenum(0,0,0,12,(0:15:15*9)',0),'HH:MM')
ADD after Samer's answer
m=15;
id = [6 16];
time1 = cellstr(datestr(datenum(0,0,0,12,m*(1:diff(id)+1),0),'HH:MM'));
xlswrite('1.xlsx',time1,1,sprintf('A%d',id(1)));
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Samer Husam
Samer Husam on 5 Jul 2012
the user can set to change the time by 15, 30 and 60 mins. after that I need to write it in excel file, so i need to do it in a loop in order to achieve that..
Kevin Claytor
Kevin Claytor on 5 Jul 2012
Looking at the documentation for datenum (<http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/datenum.html>) it looks like the minute increment is set by the line;
(0:15:15*9)'
in his code above, you would just have to change that to get different increment values (replace 15 -> 30 or 60).

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Luffy
Luffy on 5 Jul 2012
Edited: Luffy on 5 Jul 2012
Clock=char('12:00','12:15','12:30','12:45','13:00','13:15','13:30','13:45','14:00');
for i = 1:size(Clock,1)
Clock(i,:)
end
Does this help you
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Luffy
Luffy on 5 Jul 2012
Edited: Luffy on 5 Jul 2012
whatever interval u want say i,
try this:
datestr(datenum(0,0,0,12,(0:i:i*9)',0),'HH:MM');
if u want more values change 9 to number of values u need.
Samer Husam
Samer Husam on 5 Jul 2012
the reason I need it to be in a loop cause I am going to write these results in excel file so its would be useful if its possible to do it in a loop..

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Kye Taylor
Kye Taylor on 5 Jul 2012
Try running this script... It has some ideas you might use, but it is hardly optimal.
startTimeString = '12:00';
stopTimeString = '14:00';
startTimeDV = datevec(startTimeString);
stopTimeDV = datevec(stopTimeString);
timeInterval = input('Enter the time step in minutes.\n');
thisTime = startTimeDV;
while thisTime(4) < stopTimeDV(4)
% a hack to count +60 minutes as hour
thisTime = datevec(datestr(thisTime));
thisTimeString = datestr(thisTime);
disp(thisTimeString(end-7:end))
thisTime(5) = thisTime(5) + timeInterval;
end

Luffy
Luffy on 6 Jul 2012
If you just want a loop with only 3 different intervals maybe this crude method can help Clock15=char('12:00','12:15','12:30','12:45','13:00','13:15','13:30','13:45','14:00');
Clock30=char('12:00','12:30','13:00','13:30','14:00');
Clock60=char('12:00','13:00','14:00');
based on gui if u use popup menu use switch case and give either of Clock15/Clock30/Clock60 to Clock and write a loop,
for i = 1:size(Clock,1)
Clock(i,:)
end
Does this help you
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Samer Husam
Samer Husam on 6 Jul 2012
the reason I need the loop cause I need to write it in excel later on, so i tired to make it something like that :
mins=15;
for i=6:16 %number of cell I want to write in.
time= datestr(datenum(0,0,0,12,mins,0),'HH:MM');
range = sprintf('A%i', i);
xlswrite('C:\Users\Samer\Desktop\Excel 1.xlsx',time,'Sheet1',range)
mins=mins+15;
end
but when its write it on excel it doesn't write the hole time in one cell, its each digit in one cell, do u have idea how to over come this ??? and thanks for ur previous idea..

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Samer Husam
Samer Husam on 6 Jul 2012
hi all, first I would like to thank you all for your cooperation and I really appreciate it, its all get the work, but the one I need it in my work is as follow:
mins=15;
for i=6:16 %number of cell I want to write in.
time= datestr(datenum(0,0,0,12,mins,0),'HH:MM');
range = sprintf('A%i', i);
xlswrite('C:\Users\Samer\Desktop\Excel 1.xlsx',time,'Sheet1',range)
mins=mins+15;
end
but the problem that I face now is its right each digit in one cell, so how could I overcome this problem ??
your help really appreciated. thanks
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Samer Husam
Samer Husam on 7 Jul 2012
@Jan Simon: I tried to specify it also but it didn't write in one cell, it write as previous exactly..
Samer Husam
Samer Husam on 7 Jul 2012
@Andrei: yours is working, thanks a lot for you and for all of you who suggest really useful ideas.

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