# MATLAB: How i can load and using file with type .data for dataset for training and testing of Neural network

datasetletter recognition using neural network

Hi all.
I want to make project for letter recognition data using neural network. I found this dataset: https://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/Letter+Recognition but, i don't know how to load and using first 16000 items for training and the remaining 4000 for testing of Neural network from this .data file.

fid = fopen('TheDataset.data', 'rt');num_attrib = 16;fmt = ['%s', repmat('%f', 1, num_attrib)];datacell = textscan(fid, fmt, 'Delimiter', ',', 'CollectOutput', 1);fclose(fid);which_letter = datacell{1};attribs = datacell{2};target_codes = which_letter - 'A' + 1;
train_set = attribs(1:end-4000, :);train_targets = target_codes(1:end-4000);test_set = attribs(end-3999:end, :);test_targets = target_codes(end-3999:end);