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MATLAB newbie: how to index a string array?

  1. Jun 27, 2011 #1
    I'm a Matlab newbie. I have an array of strings, for example:

    header = {'Fred', 'Tom'}

    When I do:

    I get 'Fred'

    I want to be able to change elements--for example:
    header(1) = 'Jill'

    But I get this error:
    ??? Conversion to cell from char is not possible.

    I would be very grateful for advice. If it isn't possible to do this, is there some other container I could use for storing and changing strings? The strings will form a header row for matrix columns output to a file. Thanks a lot.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 27, 2011 #2
    It should be:
    header(1) = {'Jill'}
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