MATLAB: .mat file name as a variable

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I have ~50 .mat files to run through a script and extract one row of specified values per file. I'm then exporting each row to an excel spreadsheet. My problem is that I want to include the .mat file name as a column in the spreadsheet, so I need to save the name as a variable. Since I'm manually opening each .mat file, I can't find a way to reference its name in the script. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Best Answer

  • use uigetfile to manually select the file name, so that you have the name as a string, fname. Then you can use load(fname) to load in the file and you can store fname in a cell of the spreadsheet.