str2num and commas

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Hi. str2num doesn't seem to convert '20,000' to 20E3. Instead, it becomes a vector of 2 elements: 20 and 0. Is there a way around this or should I replace the comma in the string with '' before doing string2num? Thanks!

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Krishna
Krishna on 3 Oct 2011
I think str2num considers '20' and '000' as two different strings because of the comma. What is the output that you are looking for? if you use str2double it returns 20000 . Hope that serves your purpose.
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Leor Greenberger
Leor Greenberger on 3 Oct 2011
AH! Yes, I was looking for '20,000' to be converted to 20000.

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Krishna
Krishna on 3 Oct 2011
OK then I think str2double will solve your problem.

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