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How to read numbers spreadsheets from Mac using Matlab

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I am using the xlsread command to read numbers spreadsheets in Matlab but I get the error that cannot find the file. The file is in the folder but cannot find it. Why? I don't get any error with the xlsread command. Can Matlab see number spreadsheets? It has been saved as the one the Numbers app of Mac exports
Guillaume on 15 Jan 2020
In any case, I don't think there's any function in matlab that can read numbers files, which are neither text files nor excel files. If the file has been exported as an excel file then yes it could be read with xlsread or better readtable or readmatrix but the file is no longer a numbers file.
Of course, csvread, dlmread and co. have never been able to read excel files. Only text files.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 15 Jan 2020
If the file is xls or xlsx then unless Windows with Excel is being used, it may be necessary to use readtable.

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Jyotsna Talluri
Jyotsna Talluri on 4 Nov 2019
'xlsread' is not recommended in the latest versions .Instead try using 'readtable'

Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 7 Jan 2021
MATLAB does not appear to be able to read these files directly. The recommended workaround is to export the file as a *.xlsx or *.csv file, then import using readtable. Other methods for importing can be found here.

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