The function returns the range address as used by Excel. It is useful in connection with XLSWRITE.
Updated 20 May 2010

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M = rand(25,5);

% We start in cell 'B4' (= coordinates [4,2]).
rng = XLSrange(size(M),[4,2]);
% This produces rng = 'B4:F28'.

% This exports the matrix M into an Excel worksheet named 'M.xls'.

The function admits columns greater than 16384, the maximum column that Excel 2007 can handle. It is therefore well prepared for future Excel versions, but it is your responsibility to make sure that the result is compatible with your Excel version.

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Yvan Lengwiler (2024). XLSrange (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/27606-xlsrange), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2010a
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Version Published Release Notes

I have replaced the previous spaghetti code and made it much more transparent. As a result, the previous limitation up to column 'ZZZ' is gone.

Added default for topleft argument. If user does not select topleft cell, the program now chooses 'A1'.