How to convert text file to asci code ?

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Mostafa Salah
Mostafa Salah on 2 May 2020
Commented: Walter Roberson on 5 May 2020
I need to convert text file to binary ascii code to use in M-ASK modulation ? can any one help me ?

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Vimal Rathod
Vimal Rathod on 5 May 2020
Once you read the text data from your file, you can convert text to binary by using dec2bin function.
a = dec2bin("Some String");
The variable "a" will have the binary converted value.
For reading from text files you could refer to the following links of different read functions
Hope this helps.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 May 2020
dec2bin() will not work on string objects. It will work on character vectors (but remember that characters can have more than 8 significant bits.)

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 May 2020
fid = fopen('FileNameGoesHere', 'r');
file_bytes = fread(fid, [1 inf], '*uint8');
%if needed
file_bits = reshape( (dec2bin(filebytes, 8) - '0').', 1, []);
file_bits would be a vector of 0 and 1 values.


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