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Converts a character array (or cell string) array to a cell string array using delimiters and rows.

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CHARacter to(2) CELL array conversion.

Syntax:
     cellmat = char2cell(s,delim,rowseparate,trim);
     cellmat = char2cell(s,delim,rowseparate);
     cellmat = char2cell(s,delim);
     cellmat = char2cell(s);

If "s" is a character array, then it may be separted into a 1D cell array of strings based upon delimiters (which may be a single element or multiple elements (e.g. CRLF). If "s" is multidimensional then the rows or columns of "s" may be further divided into cell s. If "s" is a cell string array, then the cells may be further divided by specifying delimiters. Consecutive delimters are treated as one.

Delimiters can be specified as a single element or multiple elements. Non-printable or non-visible characters are supported through the typical Matlab designations as:
          \b - backspace
          \f - formfeed
          \n - linefeed
          \r - carriage return
          \t - tab
          \\ - backslash
          (a single \ suffices if it is a single or last element)
           Use ' ' to specify a white space character.

Default delimiter is white space if "rowseparate" is empty and is empty if "rowseparate" is either "true" or "false".

"rowseparate" - "true" designates that each row should be separated or "false" if each column should be separated. Only relevant if "s" is multidimensional.

"trim" - if "true" (default), leading and trailing spaces are deleted

% Examples:
% char2cell(['red? green33 blue++ '],['?3+']))
% ans = 'red'; 'green'; 'blue'; ''
% c=sprintf(['this is a test\nthis\tis the second line'])
% char2cell(c,{'\n','\t'})
% ans = 'this is a test'
% 'this'
% 'is the second line'

Acknowledgements

Str2cell: A Pedestrian Cell Creator inspired this file.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.5 (R2007b)
Other requirements None
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