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Time difference between two dates on x-axis
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May 21, 2018
3:06 am
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Hey everyone,

i really looking forward for some help.

I try to calculate the time difference between two RFID loggin Data´s. I mapped the UID´s from the cards with "1". So ich only get 1 on y-axis and the time on x-achsis.

See here: https://thingspeak.com/channels/497889

I really dont´t know what function to take for calculating Time 2 - Time 1 = min

etime?timeit? Tic? Toc? Plot time ? Datediff ? Diff ?

and how do i get what i need ? The introductions from this functions are not givin examples from that what i want :-/ Always the last value of the table minus the second last value...

Can i take this code for starting ? ( And underneath the function i need...)

readChannelID = 497889;
% TODO - Replace the [] with the Field ID to read data from:
fieldID1 = 1;

% Channel Read API Key
% If your channel is private, then enter the read API
% Key between the '' below:
readAPIKey = 'XXX';

%% Read Data %%

% Read first data variable
[data,timestamps] = thingSpeakRead(497889,'Fields',[1],'NumMinutes',360)

then i get something like this:

//data =


timestamps =

4×1 datetime array

21-May-2018 08:21:36
21-May-2018 08:21:53
21-May-2018 08:22:13
21-May-2018 08:30:36

Many thanks for some help in advance 🙂

May 21, 2018
8:14 am

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I suspect that the diff() or caldiff() functions are what you are looking for. Hopefully one of the Matlab experts will chime in with the right syntax..

May 22, 2018
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When you read the data, MATLAB takes care of interpreting the times and you can subtract the directly.



I sometimes prefer to use a timetable:



Does that help you do what you wanted to do?

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