How to use a string as name for variable/array?

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Hi, I'm trying to assign titles to a bunch of arrays extracted from columns in an excel sheet. I used: Data_raw=readtable('nameoffile.xslx'); Colum_names=Data_raw.Properties.VariableNames; To extract the titles of each column I tried to use loop to go throuhg all the arrays [m,n]=size(Data_raw); for i=1:n Char(Column_names(1,i))=table2array(Data_raw(:,i)); end
I'm not sure if there is a way to make it work I tried to use the genvarname function or using {} but no luck. I know its not a complicated question but any guidance will be appreciated. Thank you.
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 3 Oct 2018
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Raghunandan V
Raghunandan V on 5 Oct 2018
I think the answer for this question is already provided here
https://in.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/35295-how-to-convert-a-string-into-a-variable
Please check
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 5 Oct 2018
Edited: Stephen23 on 5 Oct 2018
... which is how some beginners force themselves into writing slow, complex, buggy code:
It is easier to write simpler, neater, more efficient code using indexing, fieldnames, etc..

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