How do I use sprintf to create a matrix of string and number arrays?

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Here is an example of the data I want to output using sprintf
a = {'abea','b','c'}
b=[1 2 3]
How do I get it so the output is out =
abea 1
b 2
c 3
the variables a and b may be any length.

Answers (2)

Michael Haderlein
Michael Haderlein on 25 Jul 2014
In such cases, I use
>> v=[a;num2cell(b)]
v =
'abea' 'b' 'c'
[ 1] [2] [3]
>> sprintf('%s %d ',v{:})
ans =
abea 1 b 2 c 3
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Neha
Neha on 25 Jul 2014
sorry, I mean for the question to be getting an output of
abea 1
b 2
c 3
And between each column there should be a tab.

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Ben11
Ben11 on 27 Jul 2014
Edited: Ben11 on 27 Jul 2014
Following on Michael's answer, what if you try this:
clear
clc
a = {'abea','b','c'};
b = [1 2 3];
b_cell = num2cell(b);
OutCell = cell(size(a,2),1);
for k = 1:size(a,2)
OutCell{k} = sprintf('%s %s',a{k},num2str(b_cell{k}));
end
disp(OutCell)
which gives this:
'abea 1'
'b 2'
'c 3'

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