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separate strings that are inside a cell

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vicente Noguer
vicente Noguer on 17 Sep 2021 at 11:44
Commented: vicente Noguer on 18 Sep 2021 at 22:14
Hey so I got a cell that is 12000x1 and inside this cell I got some strings that are 2x1 or 3x1. I want to delete this string but get the messages from there and put them inside the cell. Is there any function that let me do this?
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vicente Noguer
vicente Noguer on 17 Sep 2021 at 13:04
I want to get the messages from inside like the other lines

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Jan
Jan on 18 Sep 2021 at 11:35
Edited: Jan on 18 Sep 2021 at 11:40
Your description is not clear yet. I dare to guess:
% Input (thanks Adam):
C = {"sdfsd"; "dare"; ["abs";"ses"]; "erwe"; "serwe"; ...
["444";"wer"]; "adrwed"; ["ee";"vse";"xxx"]; "sered"}
% Wanted output:
C = {"sdfsd"; "dare"; "abs";"ses"; "erwe"; "serwe"; ...
"444"; "wer"; "adrwed"; "ee"; "vse"; "xxx"; "sered"}
% Solution:
D = cellstr(cat(1, C{:}))

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 17 Sep 2021 at 20:31
Edited: Adam Danz on 17 Sep 2021 at 20:34
If your goal is to simply be able to read those lines, use cellfun to identify elements of cell array "C" that have more than one row of strings and then use cellfun again to transpose those rows.
Create demo data - you can see that there are 3 elements of C that are 2x1 or 3x1 string arrays
C = {"sdfsd"; "dare"; ["abs";"ses"]; "erwe"; "serwe"; ...
["444";"wer"]; "adrwed"; ["ee";"vse";"xxx"]; "sered"}
C = 9×1 cell array
{["sdfsd" ]} {["dare" ]} {2×1 string} {["erwe" ]} {["serwe" ]} {2×1 string} {["adrwed"]} {3×1 string} {["sered" ]}
Transpose mutli-rows
[nRows, ~] = cellfun(@size,C);
isMultiRow = nRows>1;
C(isMultiRow) = cellfun(@(a) {a'}, C(isMultiRow))
C = 9×1 cell array
{["sdfsd" ]} {["dare" ]} {["abs" "ses" ]} {["erwe" ]} {["serwe" ]} {["444" "wer" ]} {["adrwed" ]} {["ee" "vse" "xxx"]} {["sered" ]}
If you'd like to join those strings into 1, replace the line above with this line.
C(isMultiRow) = cellfun(@(a) {strjoin(a,' ')}, C(isMultiRow))
C = 9×1 cell array
{["sdfsd" ]} {["dare" ]} {["abs ses" ]} {["erwe" ]} {["serwe" ]} {["444 wer" ]} {["adrwed" ]} {["ee vse xxx"]} {["sered" ]}
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vicente Noguer
vicente Noguer on 18 Sep 2021 at 22:14
Okay, Thank you for your time

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