Is there a way to extract the numeric data from these chars?

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Teshan Rezel
Teshan Rezel on 25 Jan 2022
Edited: Harry on 25 Jan 2022
Hi folks,
I have a cell of times (attached), which I need to read as numbers. Is there any way to do this?
Using num2str() doesn't work!
Thanks!

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Mathieu NOE
Mathieu NOE on 25 Jan 2022
hello
you can do that (will simply combine minutes and seconds into only seconds time vector)
but as your original data has resolution of 1 second only and many duplicates, so will the resulting time vector.
you must improve the time resolution of your data
load('time.mat')
tmp = str2double(split(Time,':'));
time_seconds = tmp(:,1)*60 + tmp(:,2);

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Harry
Harry on 25 Jan 2022
Edited: Harry on 25 Jan 2022
The data inside of Time variable are in time format like mm:ss. You can use datetime to extract them.
new_T = datetime(Time(1:end),'InputFormat','mm:ss','Format','mm:ss')
timeDuration = new_T-new_T(1);
timeDuration_inSeconds = seconds(timeDuration)
timeDuration_inMintues = minutes(timeDuration)
I hope, it works for you.
Note: num2str() will convert number to string. The output will not be number.

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