A = PARSE_NUMBERS(S) separates the string, S, into a cell array of substrings which are individually scanned to determine numeric values; results are returned in matrix A.
The behavior of PARSE_NUMBERS can be modified by additional options which are specified as propertyName/propertyValue string pairs; lists of values can be specified as cell arrays of strings.
NAME / VALUE
'del' --delimeter strings
'key' --identifier strings
'dec' --alternative decimal strings
'fmt' --format string passed to sscanf
Please note: There are many ways to achieve similar results by applying one or more of the built-in Matlab string handling functions directly.
Also of interest, see the function 'expandstr' in submission FEX 12180.
DS (2020). Read numbers from a string. (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35802-read-numbers-from-a-string), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
Added checks for empty and non-string inputs.
Edited help and comments, no code changes.