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how do you make an array with letters

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Leah
Leah on 16 Jul 2012
is there a function where instead of typing, A B C D E F .... there is a function that automatically makes an array from A through P?

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Wayne King
Wayne King on 16 Jul 2012
Edited: Wayne King on 16 Jul 2012
Use char() with the ascii codes
char(65:70)
You may have to be aware of the locale settings though:

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Jul 2012
MATLAB is not supported on any system which does not have the capital Latin Alphabet letters consecutive to each other.
I do find fragments of hints that MATLAB might have been able to read EBCDIC files at one time (R14 timeframe), but it appears that MATLAB itself has only ever run on ASCII and ISO 8896-* and Unicode systems.
This rule only applies to the Latin Alphabet (letters used in English); alphabetic characters outside those might appear in strange orders.
Also, this ordering is not imposed by the C programming language, which requires only that '0' to '9' be consecutive.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Jul 2012
'A':'P'

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Ryan
Ryan on 16 Jul 2012
Edited: Ryan on 16 Jul 2012
letters = 'A':'P'; % According to this nifty iPhone Matlab Mobile app

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