# Importating Data from Excell

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T on 30 Aug 2013
Suppose I want to read the third column of data from an Excel sheet.
the format of the data increments every 5 ms.
0 5 10 15 ... ... 995 0 5 10 15 ... ... 995
Then after 995, it goes back to 0. There are about 80,000 entries. How can I make the vector accumulate rather than reset once it reaches 1000?
Thanks
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Iain on 30 Aug 2013
Edited: Iain on 30 Aug 2013
Errr, do you want to know:
How to read the third column from an excel sheet? How to make excel's third column increment in 5ms steps from 0 to some upper limit? How to make matlab create a column that increments in 5ms steps from 0 to some upper limit?
T on 30 Aug 2013
Well there are two columns of interest.
The number of elements in each column is say 86,000.
in column two I time as described above, and the third column I have measured data.
If I want to construct a new time [0, 5, .... ] (up to 86,000 entries, can I still associate that time with each element in the third column?

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### Accepted Answer

Azzi Abdelmalek on 30 Aug 2013
% Example
a=0:5:995;
a=repmat(a,1,5)'; % your array
%-------------------------------
b=reshape(a,numel(0:5:995),[]);
[n,m]=size(b);
c=1000*(0:m-1);
out=bsxfun(@plus,b,c);
out=out(:)
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T on 30 Aug 2013
Sorry, why *5? The frequency 5 is 5 milliseconds, then I would need to convert the entire array to just seconds.
Azzi Abdelmalek on 30 Aug 2013
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 30 Aug 2013
You can adapt it yourself:
c3=M(:,3);
C2=0:0.005:(numel(c3)-1)*0.005;
plot(c2,c3)

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Iain on 30 Aug 2013
third_col = xlsread(filename, sheet#, 'C:C')';
times = 0:5:((86000-1)*5);
plot(times,third_col)
The "n"th part of third_col happens at the "n"th time in times...
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