# How to convert string to double array in table

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rampavan medi on 24 Sep 2021
Commented: rampavan medi on 24 Sep 2021
I have a table with string of values in columns.
T1 =
5×1 table
A
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{'[28.346853874154966, 284.04836936606813, 57.820072802912115, 64.72700622938805]'}
{'[16.520020800832032, 120.07328691828508, 57.82007280291212, 46.34078417002567]' }
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When i am using this code T1.(1) = str2double(T1{:,1}); I am getting NaN values. in table.
T1 =
5×1 table
A
________
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
NaN
I am expecting follwing output
T1 =
5×1 table
A
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[28.346853874154966, 284.04836936606813, 57.820072802912115, 64.72700622938805]
[16.520020800832032, 120.07328691828508, 57.82007280291212, 46.34078417002567]
[]
[]
[]
How to code this?
the cyclist on 24 Sep 2021
It would be easier for us to make sure suggested code works as you expect if you uploaded the table T1 in a *.mat file, using the paperclip icon in the INSERT section of the toolbar.

the cyclist on 24 Sep 2021
% My best guess at your data
A = {'[28.346853874154966, 284.04836936606813, 57.820072802912115, 64.72700622938805]';
'[16.520020800832032, 120.07328691828508, 57.82007280291212, 46.34078417002567]';
'';
'';
''};
T1 = table(A);
% Convert to a cell array of doubles
M = cellfun(@str2num,T1.A,'UniformOutput',false)
rampavan medi on 24 Sep 2021
Thanks you so much