Faster alternative to builtin str2double

str2doubles converts character string to double number faster than the builtin str2double.
Updated 20 Feb 2017

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This is a patched version of @Quant Guy's str2doubleq.cpp (submission #28893, last time updated five years ago). It includes a fix for memory leak indicated by @Jonathan and @Matthew Gunn in the comments. It also offers str2doubles.m, an interpreted language alternative to the mex (no compilation necessary) as given by @Jan Simon. Both .cpp and .m are slightly improved to deal with missing data. (Notice the mex version always returns complex-valued output, which doubles the storage; use wrapper str2doubleq2.m to discard all-zero imaginary component.)

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Felipe G. Nievinski (2024). Faster alternative to builtin str2double (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2012b
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Inspired by: Fast String to Double Conversion

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Version Published Release Notes

- added support for multidimensional cell arrays in str2doubles.
- offered new wrapper for str2doubleq for non-complex data.