## how can I convert cell2mat when the values are numbers with different number of figures

### Abraham (view profile)

on 18 Jul 2013
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### Zahra (view profile)

on 21 Oct 2014

Hi, I am trying to convert a 1828x1cell to a matrix so that I could make calculation with it.

The cell contains str in the form

'1'

'23'

'2'

'14'

When a try: data=cell2mat(d);

I get the following error:

_*Error using cat Dimensions of matrices being concatenated are not consistent.

Error in cell2mat (line 84)_ m{n} = cat(1,c{:,n});*

So, the problem is that in some case the number is one figure, like 1 and 2, but in other cases the number is two figures like 23 or 14.

Please, how can I solve this problem or what else can I do so that I can do some calculation with the values inside the cell?

Thanks

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### kjetil87 (view profile)

on 19 Jul 2013

your problem is that the cell contains strings, and '1' and '23' does not have the same length, '23' is actually a 1x2 array of char. Therefor it cannot be placed in a matrix, it would work if u replaced '1' with eg '01'. If you are going to do calculations with these numbers i would recommand taking a look at "str2num" or "str2double".

Perhaps

```data=cellfun(@str2num,d);
```

on 19 May 2014

Thanks! Worked for me.

Zahra

### Zahra (view profile)

on 21 Oct 2014

Thanks, it worked!

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