How can I skip lines when loading a text file?

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Is there a way to use load to load a text file but skip a few lines which contain headers and other info and just load numerical data in columns that come after the headers?

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Sven
Sven on 1 Feb 2012
Hi Baba, try importdata:
importdata(FILENAME, DELIM, NHEADERLINES) loads data from ASCII file FILENAME, reading numeric data starting from line NHEADERLINES+1.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 7 Nov 2016
Shania Hurst, I suggest you consider using readtable() with HeaderLines . (readtable() might even be able to figure out for itself how many header lines are there.)

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