Language Reference

ROWCAT Function

concatenates rows without using blank compression

ROWCAT( matrix<, rows<, columns>);

The inputs to the ROWCAT function are as follows:
is a character matrix or quoted literal.

select the rows of matrix.

select the columns of matrix.
The ROWCAT function takes a character matrix or submatrix as its argument and creates a new matrix with one column whose elements are the concatenation of all row elements into a single string. If the argument has n rows and m columns, the result will have n rows and 1 column. The element length of the result will be m times the element length of the argument. The optional rows and columns arguments can be used to select which rows and columns are concatenated.

For example, the following statements produce the 2 x 1 matrix shown:
    b={"ABC"  "D  "  "EF ", 
       " GH"  " I "  " JK"}; 

       A        2 rows      1 col     (character, size 9) 
                         ABCD  EF 
                          GH I  JK
Quotes (") are needed only if you want to embed blanks or special characters or to maintain uppercase and lowercase distinctions.

The form

ROWCAT( matrix, rows, columns)

returns the same result as

ROWCAT( matrix[rows, columns])

The form

ROWCAT( matrix, rows)

returns the same result as

ROWCAT( matrix[rows,])

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