delete specific rows in a table

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Hi guys, I need your help.
See attached table. I would like to delete the rows in which the first column (time) have a decimal number in it (keep only those rows where the time is an integer number)
After that I would like to delete the rows where the time is repeated and keep only the first one. For example, if there are 3 rows with time 5, we should only keep the top row.
Any help with that?
Many thanks

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the cyclist
the cyclist on 17 Sep 2021
I believe this does what you want. Note that this file doesn't have any repeated integer times. So, you don't need the second step.
% Read in the Excel file
A = readtable(''); % You can just use 'A.xlsx' here
% Identify the rows that have exact integer time
keepIntegerTimeIndex = logical(abs(A{:,1}==round(A{:,1})));
% Keep only those rows
A = A(keepIntegerTimeIndex,:);
% Verify that there are only unique integer times:
length(A{:,1}) == length(unique(A{:,1}))
ans = logical
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Carlos Alonso
Carlos Alonso on 20 Sep 2021
Many thanks, very helpful :)

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 17 Sep 2021
Try this:
allData = readmatrix('A.xlsx');
times = allData(:, 1);
% Find out where time is a pure integer
goodRows = times - round(times) == 0;
% Extract good rows
times = times(goodRows);
allData = allData(goodRows, :);
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 17 Sep 2021
Basically same as the Cyclist. I was working on mine while he was uploading his.

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