sym2cell

Convert symbolic array to cell array

Description

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C = sym2cell(S) converts a symbolic array S to a cell array C. The resulting cell array has the same size and dimensions as the input symbolic array.

Examples

Convert Symbolic Array to Cell Array

Convert a matrix of symbolic variables and numbers to a cell array.

Create the following symbolic matrix.

syms x y
S =  [x 2 3 4; y 6 7 8; 9 10 11 12]
S =
[ x,  2,  3,  4]
[ y,  6,  7,  8]
[ 9, 10, 11, 12]

Convert this matrix to a cell array by using sym2cell. The size of the resulting cell array corresponds to the size of the input matrix. Each cell contains an element of the symbolic matrix S.

C = sym2cell(S)
C =
  3×4 cell array
    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}
    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}
    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}    {1×1 sym}

To access an element in each cell, use curly braces.

[C{1,1:4}]
ans =
[ x, 2, 3, 4]
[C{1:3,1}]
ans =
[ x, y, 9]

Input Arguments

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Input symbolic array, specified as a symbolic vector, matrix, or multidimensional array. S also can be a scalar, that is, a symbolic number, variable, expression, or function.

Output Arguments

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Resulting cell array, returned as a cell array such that size(C) = size(S). Each element of the input symbolic array S is enclosed in a separate cell.

Introduced in R2016a