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I have a csv data file like this:
2014-01-01 01:30:00,5.728,100.0,
2014-01-01 02:00:00,5.892,100.0,
2014-01-01 02:30:00,6.0120000000000005,100.0,
2014-01-01 03:00:00,5.982,100.0,
2014-01-01 03:30:00,6.122999999999999,98.277,
2014-01-01 04:00:00,6.02,98.09,
2014-01-01 04:30:00,5.763999999999999,97.54899999999999,
2014-01-01 05:00:00,5.406000000000001,96.83200000000001,
2014-01-01 05:30:00,5.162999999999999,96.961,
2014-01-01 06:00:00,5.109,97.315,
Is there any way to import both the dates and numerical values?
Thank you

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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 30 Apr 2021
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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 1 May 2021
Edited: Cris LaPierre on 1 May 2021
I get an odd character at the beginning of the first line that is messing up my attempts to read this file in. I was trying to use textscan to just see if I could read in the file.
fid = fopen('sample.csv');
out = textscan(fid,'%q')
fclose(fid)

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Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes on 30 Apr 2021
Try this:
opts = detectImportOptions(filename)
T = readtable(filename,opts);
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Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes on 30 Apr 2021
After looking more closely at this file that won't exactly work, it's problematic since each line starts with a double quote character. To "correctly" read CSV formats you have to take everything between the quotes, this will read each line into a separate row without considering the commas.
Where does the file come from? Is it produced by other software, or just a file you have?

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