convert cell to array

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RuiQi
RuiQi on 13 Jul 2017
Edited: Stephen23 on 12 Aug 2021
I have a structure sp. How can I copy the content name into an arrray ? Its supposed to be an array of numbers.
a = sp.name;
a = sp(:).name;
does not work

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Adam
Adam on 13 Jul 2017
Edited: Adam on 13 Jul 2017
names = { sp.Name }
will extract them into a single cell array
nums = cellfun( @str2double, names );
will turn them to a numeric array. Or just
cellfun( @str2double, { sp.Name } )
as a one-line command.
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 12 Aug 2021
Simpler and more efficient:
str2double({sp.name })

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