## Convert a matrix to { }

### Martin Park (view profile)

on 6 Oct 2013
Latest activity Edited by Andrei Bobrov

### Andrei Bobrov (view profile)

on 7 Oct 2013

Can anyone help me to convert a matrix that is for instance:

``` 0 1 2
3 4 5
6 7 8```

called symbols obtained from an image to something that is in the following form symbols= {'0' '1' '2' '3' '4' '5' '6' '7' '8'}.

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### Jan Simon (view profile)

on 6 Oct 2013
Edited by Jan Simon

### Jan Simon (view profile)

on 6 Oct 2013

```symbols = [0 1 2; ...
3 4 5; ...
6 7 8];
S = sprintf('%g*', symbols.');
S(end) = [];   % Remove trailing *
C = regexp(S, '*', 'split');
```

Another simpler method:

```C = cell(1, numel(symbols));
symbols = symbols.';
for iC = 1:numel(symbols)
C{iC} = sprintf('%g', symbols(iC));
end
```

I'm not convinced, that the conversion will really help to solve your problem.

### Jan Simon (view profile)

on 6 Oct 2013

Or:

```symbols = [0 1 2;  3 4 5;  6 7 8];
C = num2cell(char('0' + symbols.'))
```

Jan Simon

### Jan Simon (view profile)

on 6 Oct 2013

This fails when any element of the input is outside [0, 9].

### Andrei Bobrov (view profile)

on 6 Oct 2013
Edited by Andrei Bobrov

### Andrei Bobrov (view profile)

on 7 Oct 2013

```A = [0 1 2
3 4 5
6 7 8];
```
```cellstr(sprintf('%d',A')')'
```

other variant:

```regexp(num2str(reshape(A.',1,[])),'\d*','match')
```

Jan Simon

### Jan Simon (view profile)

on 6 Oct 2013

This fails when any element of the input is outside [0, 9].

Andrei Bobrov

### Andrei Bobrov (view profile)

on 7 Oct 2013

Hi Jan, I agree with you and I suggest another option.

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