The dataset data type might be removed in
a future release. To work with heterogeneous data, use the MATLAB^{®}table data
type instead. See MATLAB table documentation
for more information.

Syntax

S = dataset2struct(D) S = dataset2struct(D,'AsScalar',true)

Description

S = dataset2struct(D) converts
a dataset array to a structure array. Each variable of D becomes
a field in S. If D is an M-by-N dataset
array, then S is M-by-1 and
has N fields. If D contains
observation names, then S contains those names
in the additional field ObsNames.

S = dataset2struct(D,'AsScalar',true) converts
a dataset array to a scalar structure. Each variable of D becomes
a field in S. If D is an M-by-N dataset
array, then S has N fields,
each of which as M rows. If D contains
observation names, then S contains those names
in the additional field ObsNames.

Input Arguments

D

M-by-N dataset array.

Output Arguments

S

M-by-1 structure array, with N fields.
If the input dataset array contains observation names, then S has
an additional field ObsNames.

If you specify 'AsScalar',true, then S is
a scalar structure, with N fields, each with M rows.

The data in the fields of the scalar structure is 8x1,
corresponding to the 8 observations in the dataset array. S also
has the field ObsNames, since D had
observation names.

Display the data for the field LastName.

S.LastName

ans =
'SMITH'
'JOHNSON'
'WILLIAMS'
'JONES'
'BROWN'
'DAVIS'
'MILLER'
'WILSON'

The structure field LastName contains all
of the data that was in the original dataset array variable, LastName.