# How can i cut the element in matrix?

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Won seo Ji on 22 Nov 2016
Answered: Walter Roberson on 29 Nov 2016
I want to cut the element in matrix. if i have a matrix like [ 110000111 ] (1x1) i want to make this [ 11 ; 0000 ; 111 ] (3x1) is this possible? If you can only cut it to a certain size, it's okay. like [110000111] to [110 ; 000 ; 111] that's okay too. thks :-)

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Walter Roberson on 22 Nov 2016
What is the data type of your input matrix? What is the expected data type of the output matrix?

Hildo on 29 Nov 2016
Change this number to string, so you will can cut.

mor dave on 29 Nov 2016
a=[110000111];
b=str2double(regexp(num2str(a),'\d','match'))
count = 1;
for i = 1:3
result(i) = str2num(strcat(num2str(b(count)),num2str(b(count+1)),num2str(b(count+2))));
count = count + 3;
end
result = result'
result =
110
0
111
Since result is double it is not displayed as 000, but 0.
If you keep it as a string without the str2num, then, something like:
result{i} = strcat(num2str(b(count)),num2str(b(count+1)),num2str(b(count+2)));
result =
'110'
'000'
'111'

Walter Roberson on 29 Nov 2016
In the special case where you are working with a string
S = '110000111';
result = regexp(S, '(.)(\1*)(?!\1)', 'match');