convert xls to txt without column names

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I am trying to convert a set of xls files into txt files.
I do not have any names for the columns. But the converted text files have the column names appearing as var1 var2 so on...
I just want to copy the data from xls file to txt file without any column name, with space as delimiter.
Current output:
var1 var2 var3
11 12 13
21 22 23
31 32 33
Output that I want:
11 12 13
21 22 23
31 32 33
I am trying with the following code:
files = dir('*.xls');
for i=1:length(files)
data=readtable(files(i).name)
[filepath,names,ext] = fileparts(fullfile(pwd,files(i).name));
writetable(data,names, 'Delimiter',' ');
end
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sai prasanna sai prasanna m s
Sorry, I meant xls file, as I had mentioned in my title. I have edited my question now.
Stephen23
Stephen23 on 17 Nov 2022
Use READMATRIX and WRITEMATRIX.

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Aritra
Aritra on 21 Nov 2022
Hi,
As per my understanding, you are trying to copy the data from ‘.xls’ file to ‘.txt’ file without any column headings and having space as delimiter.
You can set the WriteVariableNames indicator to false in the writetable(T) function.
files = dir('*.xls');
for i=1:length(files)
data=readtable(files(i).name);
[filepath,names,ext] = fileparts(fullfile(pwd,files(i).name));
writetable(data,names, 'Delimiter',' ','WriteVariableNames',0);
end
For detail, please see this MathWorks documentation below for more information on ‘writetable’: https://in.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/writetable.html

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