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Reading Files with a Specified Data Value Separator
Syntax read(filemtypenrncnSkipseparator)
See Also read(file, mtype) , read(file, mtype, nr, nc, nSkip) , bread(file)

Description
The argument separator must be a character scalar which specifies a character in addition to the default white space characters for separating values of input. O-Matrix always treats spaces and tabs as value separators when reading text files. The argument separator is used in addition to space and tab as a value delimiter.

Examples
If you have sample data file sample.dat that contains
     Sample Data
     1.1;1.2;1.3
     2.1;2.2;2.3
and you enter,
     clear
     file = "sample.dat"
     read(file, "real", 2, 3, 1, ";")
O-Matrix will respond,
     {
     [ 1.1 , 1.2 , 1.3 ]
     [ 2.1 , 2.2 , 2.3 ]
     }