# cast

Convert variable to different data type

## Description

returns the data in `B`

= cast(`A`

,`newclass`

)`A`

converted to the data type (class)
`newclass`

, where `newclass`

is the name of a built-in
data type compatible with `A`

. Any values in `A`

that are
outside the range of `newclass`

are truncated in `B`

to
the nearest endpoint.

When converting a floating-point number to an integer, the `cast`

function rounds the number to the nearest integer. If the floating-point number has a
fractional part of exactly 0.5, then it rounds away from zero to the integer with larger
magnitude.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Extended Capabilities

## Version History

**Introduced before R2006a**