remove the first header

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SYML2nd
SYML2nd on 6 Aug 2019
Edited: Jyotsna Talluri on 11 Aug 2019
Hi
I have this csv file. As you can see in the png file the first header is useless for me. I want to import a table and then remove the first row, I want to use as headerline the second row (the one that have "Time, w-vel_1, v-vel_1, u-vel_1, w-vel_1.25").
I tried to do that using the command readtable, but once I use this command it considers the first row as headerline and I don't know how to remove it and use as headerline "Time, w-vel_1, v-vel_1, u-vel_1, w-vel_1.25"
Thank you in advance

Answers (1)

Jyotsna Talluri
Jyotsna Talluri on 11 Aug 2019
Edited: Jyotsna Talluri on 11 Aug 2019
Hi,
Variables w-vel_1, v-vel_1, u-vel_1, w-vel_1.25 are not valid variable names as these include ‘-’,’.’ characters. So change your header variable names.
% reading csv file to a table without header
m=readtable('questionmatlabs.csv','ReadVariableNames',0);
t=m(2,:); %extracting the data of the second row
c=table2cell(t); %converting table to cellarray
c={'Time','w_vel_1','v_vel_1','uvel_1','w_vel_25'};
m.Properties.VariableNames=c; % setting the second row as header
m([1,2],:)=[]; % deleting first 2 rows of table

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