I am currently writing code that automates radiographic measurements from a point cloud generated by 3D reconstruction software. Currently the files are saved as [patient initials]_left_rib_1.txt with the number changing for each rib point cloud. The code inputs the txt files and processes the data, recording measurements and outputting various graphs.
Ex: JH_left_rib_1.txt JH_left_rib_2.txt …
What I would like to do write a function where the user input is the specific patient's initials. Thus, the specific files that the code imports would be dictated by the user input.
Then the XY would be used as the initials section of the files called by the program…
importdata('xy'_left_ribs_1.txt) … etc.
Is this possible? Is there a better way around this? The idea is that I could run my code on several patients and this would bypass the need to create input m file for each patient, specifying each patient's initials for each turn.