# MATLAB: Dealing with character array

characterstring

Hello!
I have a character array, for example, A (m x n). In this array, each character is an element of m x n matrix.
However, I want to deal with this array as m row vectors of n elements each, i.e. m strings of n characters. How can I access the row vector instead of using A(1,:)? I'd like to know what kind of data type can be used to access a string of characters?
Many thanks!

• I’m not sure I understand what you want to do, but the cellstr function might work:
A = ['a' 'b' 'c';  'd' 'e' 'f';  'g' 'h' 'i'];C = cellstr(A);C1 = C{1}