Updated 7 Sep 2017
Helper function which converts a table/dataset to a compactly formatted character representation (in analogy to NUM2STR). It also makes the table more human readable by only showing the relevant digits, removing unnecessary zeros, the boldfont control commands added in the TABLE display and more.
The function can handle multi-dimensional columns of many types. The string representation is useful for storing the table in a text file or appending it to other text data (e.g. as UserData in a figure).
David J. Mack (2023). table2char(data,varargin) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/58951-table2char-data-varargin), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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- [MOD] Major code mod. Outsourced several routines to sub-functions to make the code more maintainable. Changed the style to adhere to Matlab Code Rules.
[FIX] Error when printing row names & units
[FIX] Error for columns containing only 1 finite negative and otherwise NaNs.
[FIX] Rounding to one problem.
[ADD] Added the optional input 'AddUnits' to specify if the variables' units should be added to the output.
Corrected a typo.
Now shows if a value is 0 after rounding to the column's precision.