Jiro's pick this week is ANY2CSV by Felix Zoergiebel.
I use structures quite often. It allows me to store heterogeneous information in one variable, and I can have structures within structures as well. Sometimes, I go crazy and make many levels of hierarchy to organize my information.
Let's take a look at this data.
load data whos
Name Size Bytes Class Attributes a 4x1 2704 struct
This is a structure that contains information from a series of stress tests. I can dig into the structure to see its contents...
ans = TestName: 'Stress Test One' Condition: 'fast' Test: [2x1 struct]
ans = Date: 'May 3' Score: 89
But sometimes, I just want to view everything at once. ANY2CSV allows you to do just that. It flattens the structure and either displays it on the screen or saves it as a CSV file.
any2csv(a, ',', 0, 'a.csv');
Now, I have a summary of the data stored in the structure.
Very nice! I also want to thank Felix for his quick response to my enhancement request. I asked him whether the fields of the structure could be displayed vertically, rather than horizontally, and he updated the submission in a timely manner.
Data visualizations don't always come in the form of graphs. We'd love to hear about other interesting ways of viewing information. Tell us about it here.
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