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Create character array of blanks


chr = blanks(n)



chr = blanks(n) returns a 1-by-n array of space characters.


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Create an array of five blanks. To display it, embed it in a character array that starts and ends with a visible character.

b = blanks(5);
chr = ['|' b '|']
chr = 
'|     |'

Embed the blanks in a string and display the string. Starting in R2017a, you can create strings using double quotes.

str = "Due Date:" + b + "2017-01-13"
str = 
"Due Date:     2017-01-13"

Input Arguments

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Number of space characters, specified as an integer.

  • If n is 0, then blanks returns a 1-by-0 character array.

  • If n is less than 0, then blanks treats it as 0.

Data Types: double | single | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using MATLAB® Coder™.

Introduced before R2006a