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Display contents and structure of a cell array using ASCII boxes.


Updated 31 Jan 2013

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SHOWCELLS was inspired by the Dyalog APL display of boxed variables. It is intended to provide a clear visual display of the contents of a cell array.

If you have a cell array c = {1:4}, MATLAB normally shows this as [1x4 double], hiding the actual contents of the array. SHOWCELLS shows the contents, as well as providing a visualization of the shape and nesting of cell arrays.

SHOWCELLS can return a char array of the rendering as well. For arrays with three or more dimensions, the representation is saved as a cell array of char matrices.

Cite As

David Smith (2022). showcells (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2012a
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