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text to column conversion

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Hi, I have a cell array and I'm seeking to separate two words and save them in 2 columns.
say the original cell array is tags and the modified array should look as follow
tags={'C=10.0mF L=1.0mH', 'C=10.0mF L=10.0mH' ,'C=50.0mF L=6.0mH'}
% I would like to have a script to bulil tags_new in the following format
tags_new={'C=10.0mF' 'L=1.0mH' ; 'C=10.0mF' 'L=10.0mH' ;'C=50.0mF' 'L=6.0mH'}
The idea is to detect the space delimiter before "L=" and move it to a different column.
This is achievable excel using "text to columns function"

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Roger Wohlwend
Roger Wohlwend on 2 Jun 2014
n = length(tags);
tags_new = cell(n,2);
for k = 1 : n
tags_new(k,:) = strsplit(tags{k},' ');
end

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Rashmil Dahanayake
Rashmil Dahanayake on 2 Jun 2014
thanks, but Matlab 2012a doesn't have the strsplit().
Roger Wohlwend
Roger Wohlwend on 3 Jun 2014
n = length(tags);
tags_new = cell(n,2);
for k = 1 : n
z = find(tags{k} == ' ');
tags_new{k,1} = tags{k}(1:z-1);
tags_new{k,2} = tags{k}(z+1:end);
end

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