"Michelle " <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > "Steven Lord" <Steven_Lord@mathworks.com> wrote in message > <email@example.com>...
> Hi, > thanks so much for the help, but I do not understand what you mean by "> > Again, why? While it is possible to mix cell arrays and struct arrays, > that >> can get complicated really quickly. I recommend you stick with using cell >> arrays alone."
You already have the data from your source files; you read them into the cells of a.
In my experience, newer users find it (relatively) easy to understand plain old numeric arrays. Struct arrays aren't much more difficult, at least scalar struct arrays. Cell arrays represent a significant step up in difficulty of understanding, mainly because of the two different types of indexing that look very similar but behave differently enough. A cell array containing a struct array is even further up the learning curve. Since you don't actually NEED to use a cell array containing a struct array (in that you already have the data you would access that way in another form) I recommend that you NOT use such a construct unless that requirement is being imposed upon you (by your professor, if this is a homework or school lab assignment; by the requirements of code that your code will call, if you can't modify the downstream code; etc.)