Assigning characters to variables is the very basic process in Matlab®. But it can be forgotten by Matlab® users and they can not remember how was it. Or you are a new learner of Matlab® and decided to learn Matlab® from Mechanical Base. In this article, we will show how to assign characters to variables in Matlab®.
>> a = 'mechanicalbase' size(a) a = 'mechanicalbase' ans = 1 14 >>
We created an ‘a’ variable that its value is not an integer or number etc. Its value is ‘mechanical base’. So its value is assigned as a character inside the ‘’. This is the general rule of assigning characters to variables in Matlab®.
As you can see by the red arrow above that we used a command called ‘size()’ which gives the dimensions of the vector or matrix that typed inside the brackets of this command in Matlab®. So we typed the variable ‘a’ inside it, it gave the numbers of 1 and 14 respectively as shown above. This means Matlab® took the variable ‘a’ as a 1×14 matrix. ‘mechanical base’ word has 14 characters inside it.
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