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Store a double value into the cell array element

Asked by Fuad Numan on 6 Apr 2012
I have a cell array, e.g
name={'A','B','C'};
I would like to extract the name elements and use them as variables, we know that,
name{1}=A
I want to assign 'A' a double value or vector;
name{1}=[1 2 3]; % this one is definitely wrong, it is just for example
then when i call A from the command-window, it should show [1 2 3]; is it possible to do that?
appreciate ur help

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Answer by Geoff
on 6 Apr 2012
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You'd need to use eval, but there's almost always a good reason not to do what you're trying to do.

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Thanx Geoff
the eval function used after the variable declaration;
I mean the variable has not assigned any values yet,
what I want to do is to use the cell array in a for loop, e.g.
name={'A' 'B' 'C'};
for i=1:3
name{i}=50*i^2;
end
I tried your suggestion,
eval(name{1})=50;
but it seems the A variable should assign a value before the declaration of cell array name.
the loop i gonna use is to long, i want to make it shorter and faster and store the variables in mat file.
Thanks again

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