reading specific lines from a .txt file

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Joseph Kutteh
Joseph Kutteh on 30 Jun 2021
Commented: Joseph Kutteh on 30 Jun 2021
hello,
if i have a .txt file how can i read specific lines from this file? for example, say my file looks like this:
1
2
3
4
5
...
100
listing numbers 1-100, 1 column, 100 rows. how can i read lines 10-15 and only print the numbers on those lines
thank you
i am using matlab R2019b

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Yazan
Yazan on 30 Jun 2021
Use readmatrix and specify the 'Range' option. Assuming that you have a one-column txt file, you can use the following:
A = readmatrix('yourtxtFileName', 'FileType', 'text', 'Range', [firstRow, 1, lastRow, 1])
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Joseph Kutteh
Joseph Kutteh on 30 Jun 2021
thank you very much! it works perfectly

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