One can readily paste data from Excel into a MATLAB cell array in the variable editor using Paste Excel Data (Ctrl-Shift-V), but how exactly does one reverse this operation?
I find cells that contain  become strings in Excel, where I expect blank cells, and strings get unwanted quotes at the start and end.
The net result of this is if you copy and paste some cells in Excel comprising some text, some numeric and some blanks into a MATLAB cell array - it looks fine in MATLAB - but when you copy back to Excel you don't have what you started out with.
Easy copy / paste between Excel and MATLAB should be a breeze in 2015, shouldn't it? What am I doing wrong? Perhaps there is or needs to be a "Copy Excel Data" function to match "Paste Excel Data" (although it is nicer to just use standard Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V)?
Thanks for reading this.