CELL2NESTEDSTRUCT converts an MxN cell array into a nested 1x1 structure array


Updated 30 May 2006

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CELL2NESTEDSTRUCT provides an alternative method of constructing nested structures. It can be used with NESTEDSTRUCT2CELL (also available at MATLAB Central) for editing and visualizing 1x1 nested structures.


C = {'water' 'a' '' '' '' 111;...
'water' 'b' '' '' '' 222;...
'melon' '' '' '' '' [];...
'a' 'b' 'c' 'd' 'e' 'aaa';...
'q' 'r' '' '' '' cell(6,2)};
[S] = cell2nestedstruct(C);
[C2] = nestedstruct2cell(S);

ans =


S =
water: [1x1 struct]
melon: []
a: [1x1 struct]
q: [1x1 struct]

The structure is produced row-by-row using the general syntax:
S.row1.row2. ... rowN-1 = rowN;
Thus the following row of the cell array: {'water' 'a' '' '' '' 111}
is equivalent to entering:
S.water.a = 111;

Cite As

Todd Pataky (2023). cell2nestedstruct (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/11215-cell2nestedstruct), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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