table variable name based on array

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Azura Hashim
Azura Hashim on 29 Jul 2016
Commented: Azura Hashim on 30 Jul 2016
Hi, is it possible to assign table variable name based on strings in an array. For example:
colnames={'a' 'b'};
Thank you.

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James Tursa
James Tursa on 29 Jul 2016
Do you mean like this:
c.(colnames{1}) = a;
c.(colnames{2}) = b;

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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 29 Jul 2016
Set the VariableNames of the table when you create it.
colnames = {'a' 'b'};
a = [1;2];
b = [3;4];
c = table(a, b, 'VariableNames', colnames)
Or change them later by assigning to the VariableNames property of the table.
newnames = {'Alice', 'Bob'};
c.Properties.VariableNames = newnames


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