User date input in csvread filename

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Christopher
Christopher am 9 Feb. 2023
Kommentiert: Sarah Gilmore am 10 Feb. 2023
Working on a simple chart plotter that uses data from a .csv, indexed by date (YYYY-MM-DD). The code so far is as follows:
clc
data = csvread('ArTP_Log_YYYY-MM-DD.csv',1,1); %.csv date should be defined by user input (YYYY-MM-DD)
plot(data(:,1),data(:,2:11))
title('Diode, Cryocooler Temps v. Time,',date)
xlabel('Time in ___ ') % collection rate should be defined by user input
ylabel('Temperature (K)')
legend('Stage 1','Stage 2','Stage 3','Stage 4','Cell','Strap','CuCollar','CuPlate','MT','CT')
I'd like to have the user input the date (format YYYY-MM-DD), and have it inserted into the file name (ArTP_Log_::date here::.csv). Also, I'd like the user to input a collection rate (ie Sec, H, Week, etc.) to be inserted into the xlabel field. Could I get some pointers? Thanks!

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Vilém Frynta
Vilém Frynta am 9 Feb. 2023
Bearbeitet: Vilém Frynta am 9 Feb. 2023
Hello, hope this helps.
input_date = input("Choose date in YYYY-MM-DD format.","s") % save date as string
filename = "ArTP_Log_"; % default filename
filename_new = strcat(filename,input_date) % merge filename and date
collection_rate = input("Insert collection rate.","s")
Inputs do not work here in Matlab online but I think this should work. If you have a problem, feel free to comment.
Testing the code:
input_date = "2023-12-14";
collection_rate = "ABCDEF"; % i do not know what you wanna put here? but should be ok anyway
filename_new = strcat(filename,input_date)
filename_new = "ArTP_Log_2023-12-14"
figure
xlabel(collection_rate) % xlabel = ABCDEF
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Sarah Gilmore
Sarah Gilmore am 10 Feb. 2023
Hi Christopher,
To add to Vilém's answer, I would recommend using readmatrix with OutputType="datetime" instead of csvread because csvread is no longer recommended.
Best,
Sarah

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