Up to what versions of MatLab can you still use textscan

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Please help me a new user in finding a replacement for the command textscan in 2016a or tell me what older version of MatLab still accepts textscan command and is compatible with windows 10 Thanks
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 13 Mar 2016
perhaps you were thinking of textread() rather than textscan()? textread() has been recommended against for a fair number of years.

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MHN
MHN on 13 Mar 2016

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Sandra Kocher
Sandra Kocher on 6 Jun 2017
I have Matlab R2016a. And I want to use textscan, with the parameter "TextType". But Matlab gives me the following error: Error using textscan Unknown parameter 'TextType'.
Ideas?
The documentation says, that it should work fine with this version...
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 6 Jun 2017
The string data type was not introduced until R2016b, so the TextType option of textscan() does not exist in R2016a. You are not looking at the documentation for your release, which is http://www.mathworks.com/help/releases/R2016a/matlab/ref/textscan.html

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 13 Mar 2016
It's still accepted. At the bottom of the help it says it was introduced before R2006a and there is no mention that it will be discontinued (deprecated). So why are you asking up to what old version accepted it? Like I said, it's still accepted with no plans of not being accepted.
That being said, there are alternate methods of data entry if you want, like xlsread, readtable, dlmread, csvread, importdata, fscanf, sscanf, fgetl, fgets, fread, load, etc.
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 13 Mar 2016
What does that mean? No one has any idea how to fix it until you show us the error message, which means ALL the red text.

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