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struct2cell

Convert structure to cell array

Description

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C = struct2cell(S) converts a structure into a cell array. The cell array C contains values copied from the fields of S.

The struct2cell function does not return field names. To return the field names in a cell array, use the fieldnames function.

Examples

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Create a structure.

S.x = linspace(0,2*pi);
S.y = sin(S.x);
S.title = 'y = sin(x)'
S = struct with fields:
x: [0 0.0635 0.1269 0.1904 0.2539 0.3173 0.3808 0.4443 0.5077 0.5712 0.6347 0.6981 0.7616 0.8251 0.8885 0.9520 1.0155 1.0789 1.1424 1.2059 1.2693 1.3328 1.3963 1.4597 1.5232 1.5867 1.6501 1.7136 1.7771 1.8405 1.9040 1.9675 2.0309 2.0944 ... ]
y: [0 0.0634 0.1266 0.1893 0.2511 0.3120 0.3717 0.4298 0.4862 0.5406 0.5929 0.6428 0.6901 0.7346 0.7761 0.8146 0.8497 0.8815 0.9096 0.9341 0.9549 0.9718 0.9848 0.9938 0.9989 0.9999 0.9969 0.9898 0.9788 0.9638 0.9450 0.9224 0.8960 0.8660 ... ]
title: 'y = sin(x)'

Convert S to a cell array.

C = struct2cell(S)
C=3×1 cell array
{[                                                      0 0.0635 0.1269 0.1904 0.2539 0.3173 0.3808 0.4443 0.5077 0.5712 0.6347 0.6981 0.7616 0.8251 0.8885 0.9520 1.0155 1.0789 1.1424 1.2059 1.2693 1.3328 1.3963 1.4597 1.5232 1.5867 1.6501 1.7136 1.7771 1.8405 1.9040 1.9675 2.0309 2.0944 2.1579 2.2213 2.2848 2.3483 2.4117 2.4752 2.5387 2.6021 2.6656 2.7291 2.7925 2.8560 2.9195 2.9829 3.0464 3.1099 3.1733 3.2368 3.3003 3.3637 3.4272 3.4907 3.5541 3.6176 3.6811 3.7445 3.8080 3.8715 3.9349 3.9984 4.0619 4.1253 4.1888 4.2523 4.3157 4.3792 4.4427 4.5061 4.5696 4.6331 4.6965 4.7600 4.8235 4.8869 4.9504 5.0139 5.0773 5.1408 5.2043 5.2677 5.3312 5.3947 5.4581 5.5216 5.5851 5.6485 5.7120 5.7755 5.8389 5.9024 5.9659 6.0293 6.0928 6.1563 6.2197 6.2832]}
{[0 0.0634 0.1266 0.1893 0.2511 0.3120 0.3717 0.4298 0.4862 0.5406 0.5929 0.6428 0.6901 0.7346 0.7761 0.8146 0.8497 0.8815 0.9096 0.9341 0.9549 0.9718 0.9848 0.9938 0.9989 0.9999 0.9969 0.9898 0.9788 0.9638 0.9450 0.9224 0.8960 0.8660 0.8326 0.7958 0.7557 0.7127 0.6668 0.6182 0.5671 0.5137 0.4582 0.4009 0.3420 0.2817 0.2203 0.1580 0.0951 0.0317 -0.0317 -0.0951 -0.1580 -0.2203 -0.2817 -0.3420 -0.4009 -0.4582 -0.5137 -0.5671 -0.6182 -0.6668 -0.7127 -0.7557 -0.7958 -0.8326 -0.8660 -0.8960 -0.9224 -0.9450 -0.9638 -0.9788 -0.9898 -0.9969 -0.9999 -0.9989 -0.9938 -0.9848 -0.9718 -0.9549 -0.9341 -0.9096 -0.8815 -0.8497 -0.8146 -0.7761 -0.7346 -0.6901 -0.6428 -0.5929 -0.5406 -0.4862 -0.4298 -0.3717 -0.3120 -0.2511 -0.1893 -0.1266 -0.0634 -2.4493e-16]}
{'y = sin(x)'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  }

The cell array does not include field names. To return the field names in a cell array, use the fieldnames function. fieldnames and struct2cell return the field names and the values in the same order.

fields = fieldnames(S)
fields = 3x1 cell
{'x'    }
{'y'    }
{'title'}

Input Arguments

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Input structure array. S can be a structure array of any size. If S is an m-by-n structure array with p fields, then C is a p-by-m-by-n cell array.

Version History

Introduced before R2006a