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How to load dates in matlab

  1. Dec 6, 2009 #1
    hi every one, I have a problem for load dates in matlab, I have 2488 dates
    in xls file and txt file but I can't make that matlab read the number as a dates? Does anybody know how to do it???
    for example I have this:
    2000 03 01
    2000 04 01
    2000 05 01
    2000 06 01
    .
    .
    .

    And I want that matlab shows me

    03-Jan-2000
    04-Jan-2000
    05-Jan-2000

    please help me
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 6, 2009 #2
    ++ Firstly, you need to convert string to date-type variable by using datenum.
    Ex: datenum('2000 03 01', 'yyyy dd mm')

    ++ Secondly, using datestr:
    Ex: datestr(time, 'mmmm dd, yyyy')

    Combining: datestr(datenum('2000 03 01', 'yyyy dd mm'), 'mmmm dd, yyyy')

    Hope this helps
     
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