## Extracting the daily time series from a text file to a single column

### Shahram Sahraei (view profile)

on 23 Jul 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Shahram Sahraei

on 24 Jul 2019

### David Wilson (view profile)

Dear Matlab users,
I have a text file (attached here) containing daily time series from 2013 to 2019 and I want to take out the daily data points and save it in a column vector in chronological order. I would be really grateful of your help in this regard.
Best,
Shahram

Guillaume

### Guillaume (view profile)

on 23 Jul 2019
It would be a lot more useful if you attached a representative text file.
Shahram Sahraei

### Shahram Sahraei (view profile)

on 23 Jul 2019
Dear Guillaume,
Thanks for you suggestion. I just modified my question and attached the text file to it.

### David Wilson (view profile)

on 24 Jul 2019

A quick hack is:
fname = 'D59.txt'
Flow = [];
fid=fopen(fname);
Yr = 2012;
R = [];
while 1
tline = fgetl(fid);
if ~ischar(tline), break, end
s = strtrim(tline);
disp(s)
if strncmp(s,'Day',3)
disp(s)
Yr = Yr+1;
X = [];
i=1;
while i < 32
s = deblank(fgetl(fid));
if isempty(s)
s = deblank(fgetl(fid));
end
%disp(s);
x = str2num(s); disp(x)
n = length(x);
if n == 8
x = [x(1:2), NaN, x(3), NaN, x(4), NaN, x(5:6), NaN, x(7), NaN x(8)];
elseif n == 12
x = [x(1:2), NaN, x(3:end)];
end
X = [X;x];
i=i+1;
end % for
Rdat = X(:,[2:end]);
r = Rdat(:);
r(find(isnan(r)))=[]; % drop bad days (leap year?)
R = [R; r];
end
end
fclose(fid);
plot(R)

Shahram Sahraei

### Shahram Sahraei (view profile)

on 24 Jul 2019
Dear David,
Thank you very much for your answer. That helps me a lot.
Best,
Shahram