# split

Split strings at delimiters

## Syntax

## Description

divides `newStr`

= split(`str`

)`str`

at whitespace characters and returns the result as
the output array `newStr`

. The input array `str`

can be a string array, character vector, or cell array of character vectors. If
`str`

is a string array, then so is `newStr`

.
Otherwise, `newStr`

is a cell array of character vectors.
`newStr`

does not include the whitespace characters from
`str`

.

If `str`

is a string array or cell array of character vectors,
and has multiple elements, then each element must be divisible into the same number
of substrings.

If

`str`

is a string scalar or character vector, then`newStr`

is an`N`

-by-`1`

string array or cell array of character vectors, where`N`

is the number of substrings.If

`str`

is an`M`

-by-`1`

string array or cell array, then`newStr`

is an`M`

-by-`N`

array.If

`str`

is a`1`

-by-`M`

string array or cell array, then`newStr`

is an`1`

-by-`M`

-by-`N`

array.

For a string array or cell array of any size, `split`

orients the
`N`

substrings along the first trailing dimension with a size
of `1`

.

If the number of substrings is not the same for every element of
`str`

, then call `split`

in a
`for`

-loop to divide the elements of `str`

one
at a time.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Output Arguments

## Extended Capabilities

## See Also

`join`

| `extract`

| `string`

| `newline`

| `compose`

| `splitlines`

| `pattern`

| `lettersPattern`

| `count`

**Introduced in R2016b**