# Converting a variable sized cell array to a matrix

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Jay Vaidya on 16 Nov 2020
Answered: Sourabh Kondapaka on 18 Nov 2020
I have a cell as below:
5 -3 11
2 3 7
-9 7
-1 3 2 4
-4
I want to convert this to a matrix. I don't know the maximum columns of the data. That means, given a cell, first I need to split the data and see what is the maximum number of columns and then generate the matrix accordingly.
the cyclist on 16 Nov 2020
The way you have written this, it leaves a lot of ambiguity. Is this an accurate definiion for your cell array?
C = {5, -3, 11, [];
2, 3, 7, [];
-9, 7, [], [];
-1, 3, 2, 4;
-4, [], [], []};
If not, can you define it in MATLAB notation, or upload it here in a MAT file?

Sourabh Kondapaka on 18 Nov 2020
As the cyclist has suggested, its not entirely clear what the elements are.
Inorder to convert a cell to matrix/array, we have cell2mat() function which can help with this.
If this is still not clear. Please upload a .mat file of the variable using save() method in matlab.

R2020b

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