I know there are formatting tools to pad a certain number of zeros to a number when printing it -- I may be able to use that in some way. But my situation is this: I have binary strings encoded as character arrays: '101010101', etc. I need to have the bit strings to be of a certain length. For example, if that length was 10, '101' would need seven zeros padded on the front: '0000000101', and '111111111' would need one zero padded on the front: '0111111111'.
Is there a quick way where I can have that number of zeros needed (10-numel(num)) padded on the front?
PS - I love the de2bi function where you can specify the number of bits but I am creating really long bit strings and that function only works for numbers less than 2^53-1.