Converting Matrix to base b fails

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the following code should create a multiplication table to the base b
(now in the form of multTable(7,3:10,2:3:33), i know)
when calling the function like above i get an error thrown at "table(i,ii) = a;"
Unable to perform assignment because the size of the left side is 1-by-1 and the size of the right side is 1-by-2.
I dont know why. when using table(i,ii) = 0; the programm runs perfectly.
I always thought that dec2base only returns one value thus making filling the matrix pretty easy.
function y = multTable(b, R, C)
table = (R)' * (C);
w = width(table);
h = height(table);
for i= 1:h
for ii = 1:w
a = dec2base(table(i,ii),b);
table(i,ii) = a;
y = table;

Accepted Answer

the cyclist
the cyclist on 9 Aug 2022
dec2base returns a character array representation that can be multiple characters:
dec2base(7,2) % "convert" decimal 7 to base 2
ans = '111'
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Tom Schneider
Tom Schneider on 9 Aug 2022
thx for the answer ! i used str2num to finally get them into the matrix

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