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dumping scalar structure to matrix fails if empty rows exist

From: Marx, Peter
Subject: dumping scalar structure to matrix fails if empty rows exist
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:31:07 +0000



quite new to Octave, I don’t find a solution despite a lot of try and search :


I want to write various scalar structures out to CSV Files, resembling telemetry data with spurious signal drop outs. I can’t influence the


data sent. The code below works as long as all elements are filled.


But if there are columns which do have column headers with empty values related to them, the assignment of this empty row to the prepared target matrix deletes the respective row,


what leads to an  “A(I,J,...) = X: dimensions mismatch” error.


Can I somehow prevent Octave from deleting that rows ? Or do I need a sort of “arrayfun” Fu to catch those [] cases ? I tried to understand that, but it is beyond my current level..


The resulting CSV File should have the respective column header and empty cells (e.g. ;;) below.





structIn=struct("time",[1 2 3],"up",[],"left",[],"speed",[22 33]);


%Get each field name from the structure

fieldNames = fieldnames(structIn);


%Create a text string with the field names


headerOut=headerOut(1:end-1); %Trim off last `,` and `\t`


%prepare matrix according to size of struct

matOut=zeros(max(size(structIn.(fieldNames{1}))), length(fieldNames));


if isempty(structIn.(fieldNames{1}));



   for i=1:length(fieldNames)





%Write to csv.

dlmwrite(‘outfile.csv’, headerOut, '');

dlmwrite(‘outfile.csv’, matOut, '-append');                           



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